Protect your identity

Don't let anyone use your personal information to commit fraud

Administration, your local Passport Office and your insurance carriers. You’ll also need to put fraud alerts on all credit cards: the ones you obtained yourself as well as the ones secured by the imposter. For the letters you’ll need to write to repair your credit-and Frank says you may have to write to over 100 agencies-get the Identity Theft Survival Kit (www.iden titytheft.org).

  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (877-IDTHEFT or www.consumer.gov/idtheft). Although the organization doesn’t intervene in individual disputes, it provides advice, makes referrals to the appropriate authorities and maintains a database to help law enforcement recognize organized identity theft rings.
  • Credit Reporting Agencies

    Company

    To report fraud

    To obtain your
    credit report

    Equifax
    (www.equifax.com)

    800-525-6285

    800-685-1111

    Experian
    (www.experian.com)

    888-EXPERIAN
    (397-3742)

    888-EXPERIAN

    Trans Union
    (www.tuc.com)

    800-680-7289

    800-916-8800

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