Fraud & Identity Theft

Preventing Fraud

You can take steps now to protect yourself from credit fraud. Learn the warning signs and get the information you need to prevent credit fraud and identity theft. By being informed about the sources that credit thieves use to steal personal information, you can better protect yourself from becoming a victim.

The earlier you discover credit fraud, the better. If you believe you are a victim of fraud, there are steps you can take to protect your credit.

  • Learn how to prevent and respond to identity theft - Immediate step-by-step instructions with steps to take for recovery.
  • Fraud Alerts - Fraud alert messages notify potential credit grantors to verify your identification before extending credit in your name in case someone is using your information without your consent.
  • Security Freezes - A security freeze is designed to prevent credit, loans and services from being approved in your name without your consent but may also delay or interfere with or prohibit the timely approval of any subsequent requests or application you make regarding new credit, loans or services.

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