Common Questions and Answers

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

Answer :
First, Experian recommends that you place a fraud alert with Experian and any other credit bureau. To place a fraud alert on your Experian business credit report, simply click here to send an email to Experian Commercial Relations. If you have no default email program defined in your browser, you can instead send an email to "" with the subject "Fraud Alert Request" which performs the same function.

In the body of your email, request 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.

5 Reasons to Monitor Your Business

Business owner

  • 24/7 monitoring of your company's Experian credit score
  • Automatic email alerts of any unusual activity in your company's credit report that might indicate fraud
  • Unlimited access to your company's most up-to-date credit report and score
  • Dark Web Surveillance
  • Business Fraud Resolution Support

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