Jack Woods


Central Business Solutions 

301 Lynnfield Street, P.O. Box 3169 Peabody, MA 01960


Phone:  978-532-0266

Fax:      978-532-9105


1147 Main Street, Suite 213, P.O. Box 299 Tewksbury, MA 01876


Phone: 978-851-8044

Fax:     978-851-9332


Email: jack@cbps.com

August 2020

Identity Protection

With identity theft commonplace, it’s important to understand available options to help safeguard your online information.

This free alert requires companies to contact you to verify that you want new credit before they approve it. You only need to contact one of the three credit reporting agencies to initiate this alert.

A credit freeze will prevent anyone, including you, from opening a new account. You’ll need to ask all three major reporting agencies—Equifax, Experian and TransUnion—for the freeze. Victims of identity theft receive this service for free, but each reporting agency can charge $5 or $10 each time you freeze and unfreeze your credit.

A credit lock is good for people who have experienced identity theft and don’t plan to open new credit in the near future. Generally, this service will cost a monthly fee charged by each agency and the lock ends when your agreement ends or when you unlock it.


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