Identity Theft

Any crime that involves wrongfully using another person’s data in a fraudulent manner is identity theft. The sooner you become aware, the less damage thieves can do.

Warning signs

  • Unfamiliar purchases

    Always check billing statements for purchases or transactions you did not make.

  • Credit report surprises

    Check your credit report regularly for anything out of the ordinary.

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Answers to the top questions

There are three major credit reporting companies, each of which is required to provide you with one free copy of your credit report every year upon request. Contact them directly to order your reports:

Elan has partnered with TransUnion so you can check your credit score for free anytime you need, and as often as you want without any effect on your score. Your score is updated monthly.1