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Active-duty Alert


Active-duty service members can contact one of the three credit bureaus and place an active-duty fraud alert. This will make it harder for someone to open a new credit account in your name because businesses must verify your identity before they issue a new credit in your name. It also requires credit bureaus to take you off their marketing lists for unsolicited credit and insurance offers for two years. An active-duty fraud alert lasts one year and can be renewed for the length of your deployment.

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The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Advice website provides information about credit freezes and fraud alerts, including the active-duty fraud alert.

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