Fraud Victim ChecklistOnce you realize that you are a victim of a fraud, start by contacting necessary government, banking and credit agencies to ensure they're aware of the crime and to put a stop to any ongoing theft.
Review the following tips and procedures to help resolve any issues with your creditors, remove inaccurate information from your credit report and prevent any further fraud.
Protect your credit report immediately
Obtain and review a copy of your credit report
Report fraud to the authorities
Follow-up is keyFollow up with the companies and agencies you have contacted to ensure that their investigations resulted in your favor. TransUnion’s FVAD will help you, but remember that - as a victim, you are ultimately responsible for working with credit grantors to remediate fraudulent accounts.
Periodically review your credit report. Check for any new fraudulent activity. Consider using features such as TransUnion Credit Lock, ongoing protection.
Consider signing up for ongoing credit monitoring.
TransUnion is here to assist verified fraud victims. If you are not a victim, be advised that TransUnion has systems in place to detect fraudulent efforts by both individuals and unscrupulous businesses. We will take swift action to expose such activity and involve law enforcement in these matters as necessary.
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