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We all know that identity theft is an increasing threat to the safety of your financial future. But what do you do when you suspect that you have become a victim? Fortunately, credit reporting agencies such as Experian provide helpful resources to protect your credit. Temporary Fraud Alerts Experian Process: www.experian.com; Identity Theft and Fraud Protection; Victim Assistance Process; Credit Fraud Center https://www.experian.com/consumer/cac/InvalidateSession.do?code=SECURITYALERT If you have reason to believe that you are a victim of fraud, Experian can assist you in your efforts to protect your credit. Step 1: Consumer contacts Experian’s National Consumer Assistance Center
  • Consumers can visit our online Credit Fraud Center or call Experian’s automated voice attendant at 1 888 397 3742, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days each year.
  • A 90-day security alert is immediately added to the consumer’s credit file. This alerts creditors to confirm the consumer’s identity before extending credit.
  • The consumer’s name is removed from prescreened credit solicitation lists as an additional precaution.
  • The consumer may request a complimentary consumer report.
Equifax Process: 1-800-525-6285 Automated Fraud and Active Duty Alert System TransUnion Process: 1-800-680-7289 Fraud Victim Assistance FTC Identity Theft Hotline: 877-438-4338 File a report that is used to help the government track identity theft and helps law enforcement look for like types of theft.

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