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Identity Theft Help
(PDF Version)

 

The following is a supplement to the article on how to recover from identity theft.

Make sure you read that article first, and then print off this info as a cheat sheet to take action.

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Placing A Fraud Alert On Your Credit

TransUnion
Phone: 1-800-680-7289
Website: http://www.transunion.com
Email: fvad@transunion.com

Write To:
Fraud Victim Assistance Division
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834

Equifax
Phone: 1-800-525-6285;
Website: http://www.equifax.com

Online Fraud Alert
https://www.alerts.equifax.com

Write To:
Equifax Consumer Fraud Division
PO Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374

Experian
Phone: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
Website: http://www.experian.com

Online Fraud Alert https://www.experian.com/fraud/center.html

Write To:
Experian
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013

 

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Reporting Stolen Checks And Back Account #'s

Check Verification Services

Chexsystems: 1-800-428-9623
TeleCheck: 1-800-710-9898 or 1-800-927-0188
Equifax Check Systems: 1-800-437-5120
SCAN: 1-800-262-7771  
CrossCheck: 1-707-586-0551
International Check Services: 1-800-526-5380
National Check Fraud Service: 1-843-571-2143

 

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Filing A Complaint - Federal Trade Commission

FTC's Identity Theft Resources
Phone: 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338)
TTY/TDD: 1-866-653-4261
Online Complaint Form
https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

Or Write To:
Identity Theft Clearinghouse
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC  20580

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Alerting The Social Security Administration About Your ID Theft

Social Security Administration
Phone: 1-800-772-1213 (24hrs)
TTY/TDD 1-800-325-0778 (M-F, 7am - 7pm)
Website: http://www.ssa.gov

Request a Social Security Statement
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement/isss.html?URL=/apps6z/isss/main.html

Order A New Card
http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.html

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Notify the U.S. State Department About Stolen Or Lost Passports

U.S. Department of State
Phone: 1-877-487-2778
TTY/TDD: 1-888-874-7793
Call from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal holidays
Website: http://travel.state.gov/

Online Form (DS-64)
http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/ds64/ds64_845.html

Write To:
U.S. Department of State
Passport Services
Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section
1111 19th St NW Ste 500
Washington DC  20036

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Creating An Identity Theft Report

Cover Letter To Give To Local Law Enforcement (along with your theft complaint)
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/downloads/memorandum.pdf

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To see if police are required to take identity theft reports in your state, then contact:

The National Association of Attorneys General
Website: http://www.naag.org
 
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Identity Theft Affidavits with Fraudulent Account Statements
Website: http://www.transunion.com/docs/personal/FTC_ID_affidavit.pdf

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If any creditors threaten you, immediately contact:

Bureau of Consumer Protection
Phone: 312-353-4423
Website: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/
           
Write To:
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Consumer Protection
55 E Monroe St # 1437
Chicago IL  60603

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If any judgment is entered in your name for any action taken or for debts that you don’t owe, and the court persists, then contact:

U.S. Department of Justice
Phone: 202-514-2000
Website: http://www.justice.gov

Write To:
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

 

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