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Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions

Confused by credit card terms?'s glossary of credit card definitions will help. From account holder to Regulation Z, we have defined the most-common and most-confusing credit card terms.

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Fraud alert

A fraud alert is a security alert placed on a credit card account or credit bureau listing by either the customer or the issuer when a fraudulent account activity is either experienced or suspected.