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How to request credit freeze for deceased

Having to settle a deceased person's estate is hard enough without roadblocks from credit bureaus.
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Take care of bad debts, even if for some reason they aren't on your credit report.
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If a charge-off on your credit report shows it has been paid, will it still hurt your credit?
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If yearly credit reports show an inaccurate high balance, it might not be worth disputing.
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Before opening a new savings account, ask whether or not the bank will pull your credit report.
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