The whole process of securing your credit with a credit freeze request is pretty simple and easy to complete.
Contact each of the six credit agencies through their website, phone, or by mail. I would recommend the online credit freeze. If you have questions or have issues with the online method, calling the credit agency would the other recommended option.
Once you have completed your online request you will receive a PIN, usually by mail. Keep this PIN in a safe place, you will need it to easily unfreeze and refreeze your credit with the agency.
Confirm your credit is in a frozen status. You can contact the credit agency directly or use your yearly FREE credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com.
When you need to have your credit report pulled for a legitimate reason such as purchasing a car or house all you have to do is provide your PIN to unfreeze your credit.