What To Do If You Are Victim Of Identity Theft
- Contact your credit card company and your financial Institution to close your accounts.
Call the three major credit bureaus (see phone #s below) to alert them your identity has been compromised and stolen.
Request a "fraud alert" be placed on your file.
No new credit to be granted without your approval.
- EQUIFAX: (800) 525-6285
- EXPERIAN: (888) 397-3742
- TRANS UNION: (800) 680-7289
- Call The Social Security Fraud Hotline: (800) 269-0271
Contact The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Theft Hotline: (877) 438-4338
- You should also file a police report and get a copy of the report in case you need proof of the crime later for credit card companies, etc.