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Resources for Dealing with Identity Theft


Credit Reporting Bureaus

Remember, if you have been the victim of credit fraud (15 USC §1681j(b)) or are denied credit (15 USC §1681j(c)(3)) 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.

Credit Bureau Address Telephone Numbers
Equifax Roosevelt Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL
33716-2202
  • Report Fraud (800) 290-8749
    and write to the address
  • Order a Credit Report (800) 685-1111
  • Opt Out of Pre-approve Offers of Credit (888) 5OPTOUT or (888) 567-8688 
Experian
(Formerly TRW)
PO Box 101
Allen, TX 75013
  • Report Fraud (800) 301-7195 or (888) 397-3742 and write to the address
  • Order a credit report (888) 397-3742
  • Opt Out of Pre-approve Offers of Credit and  Marketing Lists (888) 567-8688 
Trans Union

PO Box 390
Springfield, PA 19064

Fraud Victim Assistance Division
PO Box 6790
Fullerton, CA
92834-6790

  • Report Fraud (800) 680-7289
  • Consumer Relations (800) 916-8800 and write to Fraud Victim Assistance Division
  • Order Credit Report (888) 680-7293 

Social Security Administration

  • Report Fraud -  (800) 269-0271
  • Order your Earnings and Benefits Statement - (800) 772-1213

To Remove Your Name From Mail and Phone Lists

  • Mail Preference Service :  PO Box 9008 Farmingdale, NY 11735
  • Telephone Preference Service :PO Box 9014 Farmingdale, NY 11735

To Report Fraudulent Use of Your Checks

  • CheckRite :  (800) 766-2748
  • CrossCheck : (800) 843-0760
  • Chexsystems : (800) 428-9623
  • Equifax : (800) 437-5120
  • International Check Services : (800) 526-5380
  • SCAN :  (800) 262-7771
  • Telecheck : (800) 710-9898

Other Useful Resources

  • Federal Government Information Center : Help in obtaining government agency phone numbers : (800) 688-9889
  • Federal Trade Commission : Help in any type of consumer complaint (105 PL 318, 112 Stat.3007 Section 5)
    (specifically identity theft and referrals to local law enforcement) : (877) FTC-HELP

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