Beginning January 1, 2017, parents or legal guardians may request a security freeze for children under the age of 16 at the time of the request. The credit reporting agencies are required to place the freeze on the child's record, regardless of whether the agency previously had a credit report file on the child.
The credit reporting agency may charge a fee of up to $10 to place or remove a security freeze on a child's credit report. Additionally, you may be required to submit proof that you are the child's parent or legal guardian.
Visit the credit reporting agencies at the links below to learn more about how to place a security freeze for a minor child:
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