Below is a list of important information to help keep you safe and protected from fraud.
- OBTAIN A FREE ANNUAL CREDIT REPORT:
Visit Website or call 1-877-322-8228
- REPORTING FRAUD TO CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES OR PLACING A FRAUD ALERT:
- Experian (866) 431-3471 or write to: P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013 Visit Website
- Equifax (800) 525-6285 or write to: P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241 Visit Website
- IDENTITY THEFT BY U.S. MAIL:
If you’re a victim of identity theft and the U.S. Mail is involved, call your nearest Postal Inspection Service Office and local police.
- FILE A POLICE REPORT
Get a copy of the report to submit to you creditors and others that may require proof of a crime.
- CONTACT THE U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)
The FTC provides useful information to identity theft victims and maintains a database of identity theft cases for use by law enforcement agencies. File a report with the FTC by calling the FTC's Identity Theft Hotline: 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338).
- KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR CONTACTS
Start a file with copies of your credit reports, the police reports, any correspondence, and copies of disputed bills. It is also helpful to keep a log of your conversations with creditors, law enforcement officials, and other relevant parties.
- CONSUMER COUNSELORS:
The FTC has consumer counselors available to assist victims at 1-877-ID-THEFT, or visit: Visit Website
- BANK ACCOUNT SETUP FRAUDULENTLY:
If you’ve had bank accounts set up fraudulently in your name, call: Telecheck 1-800-710-9898, or visit: Visit Website
- FALSE CLAIMS ON CREDIT REPORT:
National Foundation for Consumer Credit Counseling (800) 388-2227 for help in clearing false claims from your credit report. Visit Website