With a combined time of just under 70.5 minutes, here are the results of “The Yankee Saver’s First (and hopefully last) Most Efficient Online Credit Freeze” competition.
Experian held second with a time of 5 minutes. FYI the identity quiz is a bit of a stumper.
Equifax, driving with major delays, took third place with a time of over 7 minutes. For a while it was unclear if Equifax was freezing my credit report or my computer.
Also running was TransUnion. Hmm, how to put this? Oh I know.
TransUnion completed the competition on its second try. Coming in with a final time of a whopping 58 minutes! After a 24 minute first round with too many hurdles - like the required account opening, credit quiz, and extra marketing add-ons, TranUnion couldn’t get the job done. In the home stretch of round one TransUnion spit out a tiny message to call the 800 number. After a 25 minute hold, that number‘s network connection got distorted and dropped my call. On the second try they charged me $19.95 for their monitoring service when I ordered a credit freeze! Its time for TransUnion to get off the track! Shame, shame, shame, on you TransUnion!