ID Theft Tips for Military Personnel
When your day job is protecting our country, you shouldn’t have to worry about being attacked by identity thieves. Members of the U. S. military can take preemptive action to minimize the risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Security freezes and active duty alerts are two of the weapons that can be deployed in this fight, but utilizing both at the same time could lead to unnecessarily complications.
Review details below to decide which protection is best for you, based on your present circumstances. You can change to a different protection at any time in the future.
Active Duty Alert
- Duration: 1 year at a time
- To Put In Place: Contact 1 credit bureau
- Cost: Free
- To Establish a New line of Credit Once Your Alert or Freeze is in Place: Credit bureau should verify your identity.*
- Management: *You can designate a representative to act on your behalf.
- Duration: Indefinite
- To Put In Place: Contact 3 credit bureaus
- Cost: Free for NC residents (online)
- To Establish a New line of Credit Once Your Alert or Freeze is in Place: You temporarily lift the freeze with the PIN or password you received when placing your freeze.
- Management: Freezes can be managed online.
(Note: Active duty alerts and security freezes can be removed at any time.)
We Can Help
If you are a victim of identity theft, contact us or call toll free within North Carolina at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.