Identity Theft

IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS: IMMEDIATE STEPS

  1. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports and review your credit reports.
    Please see below for information on ordering a free copy of your credit report.

Equifax: 1-888-766-0008; www.equifax.com
Experian: 1-888-397-3742; www.experian.com
TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289; www.transunion.com

  1. Close the accounts that you know, or believe, have been tampered with or opened fraudulently, including banking and credit cards.
  2. File a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.
  3. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
    www.consumer.gov/idtheft, or call 1-877-438-4338.

Identity theft and fraud are serious crimes. A criminal who steals personal information can inflict a lot of damage in a hurry – all in your name. The effects of identity theft can be overwhelming for victims and their families.

ORDER A FREE COPY OF YOUR CREDIT REPORT

An amendment to the federal Fair Credit Report Act requires each of the major nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.

To order your free annual report from one or all the national consumer reporting companies, visit: www.annualcreditreport.com; call toll-free: 1-877-322-8228; or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it to:

Annual Credit Report Request Service
P.O. Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

We also encourage you to visit the following links for more information and resources on identity theft.