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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.

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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

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

What You Need to Know:

There are various types of credit scores, and lenders use a variety of different types of credit scores to make lending decisions. The credit score you receive is based on the VantageScore 3.0 model and may not be the credit score model used by your lender.

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