If you believe you are a victim of Identity Theft take the following steps:
1. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports by contacting one of these credit reporting
companies. The company you contact will notify the others:
TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289; www.transunion.com
Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; www.equifax.com
Experian: 1-888-397-3742; www.experian.com
2. Close compromised accounts immediately. Call every company where an account
has been tampered with or opened fraudulently. Review your credit reports for additional
fraudulent accounts. Close them where necessary. Follow up in writing.
3. Report the identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov/idtheft
or 1-877-ID-THEFT. Complete the online complaint form and bring a printed copy of it
when you file a police report.
FTC Online Complaint Form https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/FTC_Wizard.aspx?Lang=en
4. File a police report and ask the police to attach your FTC complaint to the police
report. Get a copy of the report for your records.
Visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft// for more information about your rights.