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IDENTITY THEFT RESOURCES

CREDIT REPORTING BUREAUS
 

EQUIFAX
P.O. BOX 720241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241

  • Report Fraud: Call (800) 525-6285 and write to the above address or visit www.equifax.com
  • Order a credit report: (800) 685-1111
  • Opt out of pre-approved offers of credit and marketing lists: (888) 5OPTOUT or (888) 567-8688

 

EXPERIAN
P.O. BOX 9530
Allen, TX 75013

  • Report Fraud: Call (888) 397-3742 and write to the above address or visit www.experian.com
  • Order a credit report: same as above
  • Opt out of pre-approved offers of credit and marketing lists: (888) 567-8688

 

TRANS UNION
P.O. BOX 6790
Fullerton, CA 92634-6790

  • Report Fraud: Call (800) 680-7289
  • Consumer Relations (800) 916-8800 or visit www.transunion.com
  • Order a credit report: same as above.

*Remember, if you have been the victim of credit fraud or denied credit, you are entitled to a free credit report. 
If you are a victim of fraud be sure to ask the credit bureaus for free copies.  They will often provide them.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

  • Report Fraud: Call (800) 269-0271
  • Order your Earnings and Benefits Statement (800) 772-1213
  • To remove your name from mail and phone lists: Direct Marketing Association
    • Mail Preference Services
      P.O. BOX 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735
    • Telephone Preference Services
      P.O. BOX 9014, Farmingdale, NY 11735

 

BAD CHECKS

  • Cross Check : (800) 843-0730 or www.cross-check.com
  • Chexsystems: (800) 428-9623
  • SCAN: (800) 262-7771
  • Telecheck: (800) 710-9898

 

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

  • Federal Government Information Center:
    Call (800) 688-9889 for help in obtaining government agency phone numbers
  • Federal Trade Commission (877) FTCHELP
    FTC Main page: www.ftc.gov
    FTC Consumers page: www.consumer.gov/idtheft
  • For help in any type of consumer complaint, specifically identity theft and referrals to local law enforcement.

 

LAWS:

Federal

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act Public Law

105-318, 112 Sta. 3007 (Oct. 30, 1998)

 

State of California

Unauthorized Use of Personal Identifying Information 530.5
P.C. (January 1, 1998)

 

USEFUL INTERNET LOCATIONS

 

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