A fraud alert: it's a common credit term, but who does it alert? And what does it tell them? Fraud alerts are a useful resource to understand if you discover some suspicious or unauthorized activity in your credit accounts. Learn more about when they're most effective, and how they're conventionally used.
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This article was originally published on April 9, 2015, and has been updated.