Watch Out for Unauthorized Charges for Credit Reports
Check your credit and/or debit card statements closely this month. Consumers nationwide are finding charges for $19.95 or more for credit reports they never ordered.
The charges appear to be from Experian, Consumerinfo.com or Creditreport.com. Creditreport.com is part of a family of credit reporting sites belonging to Consumerinfo.com, Inc. an Experian company.
What should I know about the scam?
Falsely charged consumers contacted Experian at the phone number listed on their debit/credit card statement and learned that their card number was used to purchase a credit report for another person. The false charges likely stemmed from a security breach.
What should I do if I spot a charge on my statement?