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Equifax to offer free credit file program

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Equifax is planning to offer a free credit locking program that lasts for life.

Credit freezes are currently available to customers in the wake of the credit bureau's massive data breach.

Equifax said in a Wall Street Journal article that it will continue to offer the service.  It aims to give customers the ability to restrict the access to their credit files for free until January 2018. That's when the new credit locking and unlocking program expected to be introduced. 

The service is described as a no hassle, safe and free way to protect a customer's Equifax credit file for life. 

To secure additional credit data, customers are advised to contact the two other credit reporting agencies. 

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