A Maine-based identity theft assistance company says customers who’ve recently put a security freeze on their credit reports should watch the cost of their policies. “We have become aware that some insurance companies are mistakenly using a customer’s frozen credit history as a negative factor when calculating the costs of the customer’s policy,” said Jane Carpenter, founder of Maine Identity Services. “This means that the rate charged for the insurance may be increased.” In one case, a customer’s rates increased by more than $150. Carpenter said those who’ve experienced a data breach and are receiving credit monitoring services should also watch costs. Editor’s Note: The Privacy Advisor reported on Maine Identity Services and its founder, Jane Carpenter, here.
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