Credit card fraud is the unauthorized use of a credit/debit card, or card number, to fraudulently obtain money or goods and services. Scam artists can obtain vital information to access your card from unsecure Websites or from many different identity theft schemes. All three credit bureaus can provide more information on credit card fraud and guidance on how to place a fraud alert on your credit report. They are:
If you feel that you have been the victim of credit card fraud, you should follow these steps.