I am one of the 26 million veterans who had his data stolen by government incompetence. I called for Credit Freezing here in Florida in one of my earlier blogs. (It freezes your credit so no one can run a report or get a credit card until you”un-freeze” it—stopping ID theft cold. Sorry for the pun.) I am happy to report that you made your voice heard. A representative from David Mealor’s office contacted me and said that we are joining the 8 states with a Credit Freezing program. The bill passed both Florida Houses and is awaiting JEBBIE’s signature. It is House Bill 37 and you can find it on myfloridahouse.gov
The bill, if signed, will take effect as of July 1, 2006.