New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Consumer Protection BureauCredit Freeze

If you live in New Hampshire, you have the right to put a security freeze on your credit file.

New Hampshire's credit report freeze effective January 1, 2007

If you live in New Hampshire, you have the right to put a "security freeze" on your credit file. A security freeze means that your file cannot be shared with potential creditors. A security freeze can help prevent identity theft. Most businesses will not open credit accounts without first checking a consumer's credit history. If your credit files are frozen, even someone who has your name and Social Security number would probably not be able to get credit in your name.

A security freeze is free to identity theft victims who have a police report of identity theft. If you are not an identity theft victim, it will cost you $10 to place a freeze with each credit bureau. It will also cost $10.00 to each time you lift the freeze.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658