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My business has fallen victim to business fraud and/or identity theft. What should I do?


First, Experian recommends that you place a fraud alert with Experian and any of the other credit bureaus. To place a fraud alert on your Experian business credit report, simply send Experian Commercial Relations a letter on your company letterhead requesting that a fraud alert be placed on your business credit report and include a brief explanation why. You will need to include the signature of the company's business owner, along with that person's contact information. Experian will add a message to the company's business credit report asking that the business be notified prior to any lender extending business credit.

Then, sign up for a business monitoring of your company's credit report. A great way to help protect yourself and your business name is to regularly check your company's business credit report for unusual activity that might indicate fraud. Experian has a service called Business Credit Advantage which provides unlimited access to your business credit report for a one full year. Plus, this service monitors your profile daily and sends you email notifications of any changes to your business credit report or score.

To learn more about Experian's business credit monitoring service, click here.

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