Credit Freeze

A coalition of organizations, including Georgia Watch, begins an initiative fighting back against one of the fasting growing crimes in the nation. Atlanta Victim Assistance, Inc. leads the campaign dubbed Project SAFE, to raise public awareness about identity theft.. Read more

Credit freeze is the only effective, proactive tool to stop new account fraud, one of the most damaging forms of identity theft. A freeze allows consumers to bar access to their credit files with the three major credit reporting agencies (CRAs), prohibiting identity thieves from fraudulently opening new accounts or lines of credit in a victim’s name. Read more