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Identity Theft

If you are a victim of Identity Theft here are some tips:

  1. Report stolen identity to credit bureaus
  2. Ask for them to send free credit report
  3. Ask for names and phone numbers for any credit grantors that are fraudulent
  4. If card has been used, get new cards.
  5. Notify financial institution
  6. Close existing account and open a new account

Listed below are some sample organizations that provide assistance:

Equifax: 
P.O. Box 105069, Atlanta, GA 30348 
Report fraud: Call (800) 525-6285 and write to the address above.
Order credit report: (800) 685-1111 
TDD: (800) 255-0056
Web: equifax.com

Experian (formerly TRW):
P.O. Box 9532, Allen, Texas 75013
Report fraud: Call (888) EXPERIAN (888-397-3742) and write to address above.
Order credit report: (888) EXPERIAN
To report fraud: 888-397-3742 
TDD: Use relay to fraud number above
Web: experian.com

TransUnion: 
P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834. 
Report fraud: (800)-680-7289 and write to address above.
Order credit report: (800) 888-4213 
TDD: (877)-553-7803
E-mail (fraud victims only): 
Web: transunion.com

Social Security Administration

  1. Order Earnings & Benefits Statement: (800) 772-1213. The SSA automatically mails it to individuals three months before their birthday. Web: ssa.gov/online/ssa-7004.html
  2. Report fraud: Call (800) 269-0271 or use the SSA Online Form.
  3. Or write to: Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General, P.O. Box 17768, Baltimore, MD 21355. 

U.S. State Department, Passport Office

  1. U.S. Dept. of State, Passport Services, Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section, 1111 19th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

Additional Resources

Check out the Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Microsite for more information on how to avoid identity theft and what to do if your identity is stolen.

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