IDENTITY THEFT RESOURCES
Credit Reporting BureausEQUIFAX
P. O. Box 105873
Atlanta, GA 30348
Order Report# (800) 685-1111
Fraud # (800) 525-6285
Web site: www.equifax.com
Web site: www.experian.com/fraud
EXPERIAN (formerly TRW)
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
Report fraud: Call (888) EXPERIAN (888-397-3742) and write to address above.
TDD: Use relay to fraud number above.
Web site: www.tuc.com
P. O. 34012
Fullerton, CA 92834
Order Report# (800) 916-8800
Fraud # (800) 680-7289
Remember that you are entitled to a free credit report if you are a victim
of identity theft, if you have been denied credit, if you receive welfare
benefits, or if you are unemployed.
U.S. Federal Trade Commission
The FTC oversees the operation of credit bureaus. You can find a copy of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on its web site. The FTC also provides assistance for identity theft victims. Its web site provides a complaint form that can be transmitted to the FTC via the Internet.
U.S. Postal Service
Call the U.S. Post Office to obtain the phone number of the nearest Postal Inspector (800) 275-8777.
Web site: www.usps.gov/websites/depart/inspect
U.S. Secret Service
For the Secret Service office nearest you, look in the Government pages of your phone book.
Web site: www.treas.gov/usss
U.S. Social Security Administration
Report fraud: (800) 269-0271.
Order your free Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement: (800) 772-1213.
Web site: www.ssa.gov
To find the latest news and info on Id Theft
Inside ID Theft
This is a website designed to provide the latest news and information about identity theft.
Web site: www.InsideIDTheft.info
To remove your name from mail and phone lists
Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735.
Telephone Preference Service, P.O. Box 9014, Farmingdale, NY 11735.
Web site: www.the-dma.org
To report fraudulent use of your checks
If you are unable to write checks because of bad checks written in your name, the merchant will direct you to one of the check verification services below. If you are unable to open a checking account because of the activities of an imposter, contact Chexsystems.
CheckRite (800) 766-2748 Chexsystems (800) 428-9623 CrossCheck (707) 586-0551 Equifax (800) 437-5120 National Processing Co. (800) 526-5380 SCAN (800) 262-7771 TeleCheck (800) 710-9898
Identity Theft Prevention and Survival
28202 Cabot Road, Suite 300, Laguna Niguel, 92677
Contact: Mari J. Frank, Esq., Author, The Identity Theft Survival Kit
Phone 800-725-0807 or 949-364-1511
Web site: www.identitytheft.org
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Valuable PRC resources:
Identity Theft Cases:
VOIT (Victims of Identity Theft Support Group)
What to do when they ask for your Social Security Number
by Chris Hibbert
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