This post is for people whose personal data has been - or may have been - illegally accessed. If your personal data has not been stolen, read these tips to learn How account alerts protect you from fraud.
Has your personal financial information fallen into the wrong hands? If so, you can take steps to reduce at least some of the harm it can cause. You have the legal right to attach a fraud alert to your credit file, which warns credit issuers that your personal data has been – or may have been – illegally accessed. Before issuing a new loan or line of credit, creditors are advised to verify your identity and gain your approval.