Protecting your credit report may soon be free.
A new Senate bill expected to pass this week, would require firms to allow customers to freeze their credit reports without a fee.
Freezing a report prevents scammers from accessing your files.
Supporters of the bill say consumers will have easier access to loans with the new bill.
Others say the provision does not require a password to lift a freeze, making it easier for people to access a credit report.
The new bill comes after the 2017 Equifax data breach that left 140 million people affected.