Asked by Jan  |  Submitted June 26, 2018

I received an email from one of the credit bureaus saying my identity may have been stolen.

Should I contact the credit bureau?

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June 27, 2018

When you are logged in to your Credit Manager by MoneyTips account, scroll down the page and click the link marked "Accounts" on the left-hand side. Here you will be able to view all your accounts and check to see if there are accounts listed that you didn't open. If there are, you must notify your creditors and close any fraudulent accounts opened in your name. Your next step should be to place a fraud alert on your credit reports by contacting one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion), and it will notify the other two credit bureaus.

Here's an informative article on how to place a credit freeze and a fraud alert. Keep coming back to MoneyTips to see if the fraudulent information is being taken off your credit report. Good luck!

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