We recommend locking or freezing your credit files if you are a victim of identity theft. With Aura, you're able to instantly lock your Experian credit with a tap, and our agents are ready to help you navigate freezing your credit files and getting you set up with credit monitoring.
Securing your credit file with a credit lock or freeze can restrict unauthorized access to your credit report and prevent identity thieves from opening new accounts, such as credit cards and loans, in your name. Placing a lock or freeze on your report will not impact your credit score. Remember to unlock or unfreeze your credit information for any credit applications.
The warning signs of identity theft often reveal themselves following incidents like data breaches, phishing scams, social media impostor scams, theft of your social security number, theft of your driver's license, and physical theft of your wallet or smartphone.
Identity thieves can sell your personal information on the Dark Web, or use it themselves to commit various types of financial fraud. If you're worried about identity theft following one of these incidents, visit our identity theft protection service page to learn more.
Call us at 1-844-939-3681 to learn more about the credit protection features included in our plans.