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What Is Identity Theft?

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your identity or personal information without your permission...

What Is Synthetic ID Theft and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Synthetic identity theft is the “fastest growing type of ID fraud”, representing 80-to-85% of...

Ecommerce Fraud: What It Is and How to Protect Yourself

Ecommerce fraud is rising in the US as more and more hackers target online...

Victim Assistance

Experian® suggests that you follow a four-step process if you notice something unfamiliar or...

Fraud Prevention

Preventing fraud can include keeping your personal items and information safe, and safely navigating...

Credit Card Fraud: What to Do if You’re a Victim

Every year, millions of Americans fall victim to fraud that costs the national economy...

Security Freeze

Security freezes are designed to prevent a credit reporting company from releasing your credit...

Wyoming Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state have the right to place a “security freeze” on their...

Wisconsin Security Freeze Process

Consumers in your state have a right to place a “security freeze” on their...

West Virginia Security Freeze Process

If you are a West Virginia resident, you have a right to place a...

Washington Security Freeze Process

You have a right to place a “security freeze” on your credit report, which...

Virginia Security Freeze Process

Consumers may place a “security freeze” on their credit reports, which will prohibit us...

How to Identify Fraud

To identify fraud, you should carefully review your credit report:

  • Accounts: If you see a newly opened account that you don’t recognize, this could be a sign that a criminal obtained a line of credit using your identity.
  • Inquiries: In the “Requests viewed by others” section of your credit report, review the list of creditors for any names you don’t recognize.
  • Addresses: If you discover an address you’ve never lived at on your credit report, this could be a sign that someone has tried to obtain credit in your name.

How to Report Fraud

To report fraud to Experian, visit the Fraud center.

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Get Identity Theft Protection

Better detection and protection for identity theft and credit fraud. More identity and account alerts, with credit lock to prevent unauthorized inquiries.

Protect Yourself Now