Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller, is looking to stop identity thieves cold in their tracks.
The Freeze Identity Thieves program started this week across the state. It encourages Hoosiers to sign up for a credit freeze to stop internet fraud during the holiday shopping season.
Once started, consumers can temporarily lift it any time when applying for a new loan.
More than 400 Hoosiers reported their financial info being stolen this year.
“Credit monitoring is like someone who calls you and tells you that your cow has left the barn,” said Zoeller, “Well, our system locks the barn door, so that no one has access to it.”
A U.S Justice Department report says on average, identity theft victims lose more than $1,300, and it can take years to get fixed.