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State-specific Fraud Alert

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State-specific Fraud Alert

I got a notification from myFICO that a 'A state-specific fraud alert has been detected in your TransUnion data.'  Anyone have a clue as to what this is?  TransUnion is closed today and I haven't placed any fraud alerts.  A freeze yes, fraud alert no. Smiley Indifferent

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Re: State-specific Fraud Alert

I just received the same notification as well. I called TransUnion and they said there is no fraud alert on my credit report and couldn't tell me what state specific fraud alert even was. This is an issue. Does anyone else have an answer to this?
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Re: State-specific Fraud Alert

The federal FCRA provides for fraud alerts under secion 605A.

Many states have their own versions of the federal FCRA that are often duplicative or more restrictive than the provisions of the federal FCRA.

 

It appears that some provision of your state code provides for fraud alerts that are similar to provisions of the federal FCRA, and that state provision has been provided to the CRA.

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Re: State-specific Fraud Alert

Thank you for the explanation on what it is. I'm a little concerned as TransUnion said there is no fraud alert filed. Could this be an error from myFico ?
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