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Legal Information: Alaska

Statutes: Alaska

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Updated: 
December 18, 2019

Sec. 45.48.140 Removal of security freeze

(a) Except as provided by AS 45.48.130, a consumer credit reporting agency may not remove a security freeze unless

(1) the consumer requests that the consumer credit reporting agency remove the security freeze under (b) of this section; or

(2) the consumer made a material misrepresentation of fact to the consumer credit reporting agency when the consumer requested the security freeze under AS 45.48.110; if a consumer credit reporting agency intends to remove a security freeze on a consumer’s credit report under this paragraph, the consumer credit reporting agency shall notify the consumer in writing before removing the security freeze.

(b) A consumer credit reporting agency shall remove a security freeze within three business days after receiving a request for removal from the consumer who requested the security freeze.

(c) To make a request under (b) of this section, the consumer shall contact the consumer credit reporting agency by mail or as allowed by (d) of this section, authorize the consumer credit reporting agency to remove the security freeze, and provide the consumer credit reporting agency with

(1) proper identification to verify the consumer’s identity; and

(2) the unique personal identification number, password, or similar device provided under AS 45.48.120(b).

(d) In addition to mail, a consumer may make a request under (b) of this section by telephone or by facsimile, the Internet, or other electronic media if the consumer credit reporting agency has developed procedures for using the telephone or an electronic medium to receive and process the request in an expedited manner.