Rather than require every individual to contact Equifax and “freeze” their account from inquiries, Equifax should just freeze all accounts until they need to be “thawed” by an individual needing to have their credit checked.
Equifax created this dilemma for its clients and should in no way be allowed to prosper from it. There should never be another fee charged by this company to either “freeze” or “thaw” access to an individual’s account for credit-monitoring purposes. They need to step up to the plate and take full responsibility for the problem and provide this no-cost solution to all those affected.
Security of our personal data is rapidly becoming a joke and a nightmare at the same time.