New law holds further ID theft protection for elders

R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter Kilmartin’s office has boosted protections against identity theft and fraud for elders with a new law allowing financial caregivers to request credit-card freezes on their behalf.
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has announced a new layer of protection aimed at reducing the numbers of elder identity theft and fraud. The new law enhances an existing law preventing credit-reporting agencies from charging fees for credit freezes. The freeze-fee legislation stemmed from the 2017 Equifax security breach during which the…

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