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Old 09-22-2022, 07:00 AM   #21
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I will remember this. I have done it online a couple of times in the last few years but there was a period shortly after they changed from pins to passwords that I couldn't get into my accounts at a couple of these outfits - they asked authentication questions I couldn't answer. You would think the jerks would allow you to authenticate to add a password with the alleged "forever" pin they gave you, but no.
I know, the pin process was working just fine. They had to "improve" the system which ends up just jerking people around.

I was watching on youtube to see if anyone found a good method. There's one of a US Senator who tried to get credit frozen but got the stonewall too. One of the questions was "what is your current balance" (of an account). Who would know that? Balances always fluctuate. (Like how many grains of salt in a salt shaker? Must be exact number to pass).
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Old 09-22-2022, 07:08 AM   #22
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I did it last week online no issues, instantaneous.
Same here only two weeks ago. And you can unfreeze it for a specific length of time so you don't have to back online later to refreeze it.
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These issues are one reason why I don't freeze, and chose to monitor instead. I get a notification from 2 places, if there are inquiries or new accounts, and can also check when I want. I figure knowing about the inquiries gives me the chance to whack anything before it's a problem, vs. almost always having a problem when I actually want to use my credit.
I get notifications of any activity on any of my cards, but I don't think I get notifications of inquiries. How did you set that up, or do you have to manually check?

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I get notifications of any activity on any of my cards, but I don't think I get notifications of inquiries. How did you set that up, or do you have to manually check?

Credit Karma does it.
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