FACTS ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT.
HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?
WHAT CRIMES OR FRAUDS CAN BE COMMITTED WITH YOUR IDENTITY?
WHAT TO DO IF YOU BECOME A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT.
Get Control of your Identifiers!
A few guidelines to regain control of your life and your financial well being by proving to financial institutions that you are the victim not the perpetrator.
Remove your name from Mailing or Call Lists
Credit Bureau Contact Numbers
Free Credit Bureau Reports once a year.
There are three ways to get them:
If you discover an error in a report, write the reporting company to explain the situation.
Social Security Administration Hotline:
Mail Theft: Contact the U.S. Postal Inspectors
Section 1785.11.2, authored by Senator Debra Bowen, was enacted to enhance protection of consumers from identity theft by allowing them to place fraud alerts on their credit reports and to prevent or control the release of those reports, and by prohibiting specified government and business uses of social security numbers.
The security freeze law provides, among other things, that “[a] consumer may elect to place a security freeze on his or her credit report by making a request in writing by certified mail to a consumer credit reporting agency.” If such a security freeze is in place, “information from a consumer’s credit report may not be released to a third party without prior express authorization from the consumer.” A consumer credit reporting agency has five business days to place a freeze on a credit report after receiving a written request.
Below is information to place a credit freeze or security freeze on your credit report if you live in the State of California.
The ability and procedure to:
May vary according to the policies of the specific credit bureau in question. The fees necessary to execute these actions may also vary by credit bureau.It is best to contact the credit bureau directly to ascertain their current policies.
Contact Equifax: www.equifax.com
Equifax Credit Freeze Address:
Equifax Security Freeze
PO Box 105788
Atlanta, GA 30348
Equifax Credit Freeze Phone Number: 800-685-1111
More Equifax credit freeze information
Contact Experian: www.experian.com
Experian Credit Freeze Address:
Experian Security Freeze
PO Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
Experian Credit Freeze Phone Number: 888-397-3742
More Experian credit freeze information
Contact Trans Union: www.transunion.com
TransUnion Credit Freeze Address:
Equifax Fraud Victim Assistance
PO Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834
TransUnion Credit Freeze Phone Number: 888-909-8872
More TransUnion credit freeze information
SECURITY FREEZE SAMPLE LETTERS
Freeze Letter to TransUnion | Freeze Letter to Equifax | Freeze Letter to Experian
For additional information regarding identify theft and other financial topics, please visit: http://www.creditscore.net/
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