What should I do if there is a fraudulent claim on my credit report?

We're sorry to hear that you believe you are a victim of credit fraud. The first thing you'll want to do is contact one of the three nationwide credit reporting companies to file a fraud alert; these three companies are Equifax, Experian and/or TransUnion.

Once you contact one of the three credit reporting agencies you'll have several options to create an initial fraud alert, extended alert or a security freeze

To view contact information for the credit bureaus and to learn more about securing your credit, please visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's website.

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