Place a Fraud Alert

Help protect yourself from fraud or identity theft with a Fraud Alert

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TransUnion Fraud Victim Assistance Department (FVAD)TransUnion’s FVAD is the credit industry’s first department dedicated to helping victims of credit fraud. The FVAD works with consumers, credit grantors, law enforcement officials and other credit reporting companies to help investigate and prevent credit fraud. Since its inception in 1992, the FVAD has helped millions of people who are victims, or potential victims, of fraud.

When credit fraud occurs, you, your credit grantors and the credit reporting companies are all victims. Until the fraud is discovered, the fraudulently opened accounts can appear on your credit report. The FVAD helps you identify fraudulent accounts, advises you of the creditors that need to be informed of the fraud, and works to remove fraudulent accounts from your credit file.

Protect yourself from fraud

Fraud Victims Resources
  • Place a Fraud Alert

    Help protect yourself from fraud or identity theft with a Fraud Alert. Place a fraud alert now

  • Fraud Victims Checklist

    Once you realize that you are a victim of a fraud, start by contacting necessary agencies. Read more 

  • Fraud Victims Bill of Rights

    A brief summary of the rights designed to help you recover from identity theft. Read more

  • TransUnion Fraud Victim Assistance Department

    TransUnion’s FVAD is the credit industry’s first department dedicated to helping victims of credit fraud. Read more

  • Child Identity Theft

    Children make a tempting target for identity thieves because theft of a child's identity may go undetected for years. Read more

  • Fraud Victim Contacts

    List of contact information to use and keep for reference during the fraud resolution process. Read more

  • Protected Consumer Freeze

    If you are a parent of a minor protected person and would like to place a protected consumer freeze. Read more