Sample Request To Place A Credit Freeze Letter

The following is a sample request for a credit freeze. Please make sure you fill in all of the information in [] and include the following attachments:

  • Payment (e.g personal check, only if required – this table shows you what fees are required by each state)
  • Proof of current address (e.g phone or water bill)
  • Proof that you’re a victim of identity theft if needed under state law for the service to be free (e.g police report)

You should make a copy of this letter, then send the letter by certified mail and get a return receipt. Once the return receipt has arrived, attach it to your copy of this letter and keep it for your records. You’ll need to send a copy to each of the three credit bureaus, their addresses can be found at the end of this sample letter.

[Date]
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[Your City, State, Zip Code]

[Freeze Department]
[Name of Credit Bureau]
[Address][City, State, Zip Code]

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am writing to let request you please put a credit freeze on my credit report. Here are the relevant details you need to process my request.

Full name: [First name][Middle Name][Last Name][Suffix e.g Jr.]

Previous name: [Full previous name if applicable, otherwise write NONE]

Address: [Current address, be sure to include a zip code]

Former address: [Only add this if you’ve moved in the last five years]

Date of birth: [MM/DD/YYYY]

Social Security #: [Social Security #]

Drivers License: [# and state it was issued in]

I’ve also included [identification that verifies your address, for example a utility or phone bill]. I would like to pay by [select mode of payment and include payment details, e.g check]. [If your freeze should be free under state law please include any identity theft police reports required.

Thanking you in advance,

[First name]

[Signature]

Credit Bureau Addresses:

TransUnion Fraud Victim Assistance, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA. 92834

Equifax Security Freeze, P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX. 75013

Equifax Security Freeze, P.O. Box 105788, Atlanta,GA. 30340


One Response to Sample Request To Place A Credit Freeze Letter

  1. JK says:

    P.O. Box 9554, Allen, TX. 75013 is Experian, you have it listed as Equifax

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