Identity Theft Information

Protect yourself against identity theft

Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of an individual's identifying information such as name, address, date of birth, Social Security Number and mother’s maiden name, in order to impersonate them.

This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim’s financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards and Social Security benefits, renting apartments and establishing services with utility and phone companies.

Anyone can become a victim of identity theft. It is important to act fast once it is discovered that you or a loved one's identity has been compromised. Alert your credit bureau and your bank immediately, before you even file a police report, as an identity thief works quickly. Next, collect what information you can and contact the Police Department to file a report. 

Below are important websites to visit in order to learn more about identity theft:

Credit Bureaus
 

Equifax
P.O. Box 74021
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241

To order your credit report:
(800) 685-1111
To report fraud:
(800) 525-6285

www.equifax.com

Experian
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013

To order your credit report:
(888) 397-3742
To report fraud:
(888) 397-3742

www.experian.com

Trans Union
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834

To order your credit report:
(800) 916-8800
To report fraud:
(800) 680-7289

www.transunion.com