Posts Tagged "initial security alert"

How to report identity theft and a fraudulent tax return

Dear Experian,

Someone tried to file an income tax return using our names and Social Security numbers, so I need to report identity theft to Experian. How do I do this?

– AHK

Freezing your credit file doesn’t affect current credit accounts

Dear Experian,

I just lost my driver’s license and am considering putting a security freeze on my credit files. Would placing a freeze on my credit files interfere with me using my credit card, either online, at shops or for the services that are automatically billed to my credit card each month?

– DBH

Adding telephone number to temporary fraud alert

Dear Experian,

I want to add my cell phone number to my file because I just put in a 90 day fraud alert. I noticed when I pulled my file up online, you only show my home number. When I call the numbers on the letter I received, it just wants me to order a report. I already have the online report.

– MSP

Protecting yourself from identity theft after a burglary

Dear Experian,

I returned from two weeks away from my house to find it had been burglarized. Among the missing items are some credit cards, and I have notified the card issuers. However, my Social Security number appears on an ID (with no other identifying information but my name and address) that appears to have been taken. What steps should I take to protect my credit? A neighbor advised me to ask you to request an alert.

– ARZ

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