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Identity Theft Protection

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's personal information such as name, social security number, driver's license number, credit card number or other identifying information to take on that person's identity in order to commit fraud or other crime.


How to Remedy Identity Theft

If you have reason to believe your identity has been stolen, it is recommended you take the following actions.

  • Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report the situation, whether Online,
  • By telephone toll-free at 1-877-ID THEFT (877-438-4338) or TDD at 1-866-653-4261, or
  • By mail to Consumer Response Center, FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580.

Contact the three major credit bureaus:

www.equifax.com
1-800-525-6285

www.experian.com
1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
 

 

www.transunion.com
1-800-680-7289

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What To Do If You're A Victim of Identity Theft