Identity Theft Resources

Remember, if you have been the victim of credit fraud (15 USC ß1681j(b)) or are denied credit (15 USC ß1681j(c)(3)) you are entitled to a free credit report.  If you are a victim of fraud, be sure to ask the credit bureaus for free copies. They will often provide them.

Credit Reporting Bureaus

Equifax: Roosevelt Blvd
St. Petersburg, FL  33716-2202

  • Report Fraud: (800) 290-8749 and write to address above
  • Order a credit report:  (800) 685-1111
  • Opt out of pre-approve offers for credit:  (888) 5OPTOUT or (888) 567-8688


Experian
:             P.O. Box 1017
(formerly TRW)    Allen, TX  75013

  • Report Fraud:  (800) 680-7289
  • Consumer Relations (800) 916-8800 and write to:

Fraud Victim Assistance
Division, P.O. Box 6790,
Fullerton, CA  92834-6790

  • Order Credit Report: (888) 680-7293

Trans Union: Post Office Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022

  • Report Fraud: (800) 680-7289
  • Consumer Relations:  (800) 916-8800 and write to:

Fraud Victim Assistance
Division, P.O. Box 6790,
Fullerton, CA  92834-6790

  • Opt out of pre-approve offers for credit:  (888)5OPTOUT or (888) 567-8688
  • Order Credit Report:  800-888-4213

Social Security Administration

  • Report Fraud: (800) 269-0271
  • Order your Earnings and Benefits Statement: (800) 772-1213

To Remove Your Name From Mail and Phone Lists

  • Direct Marketing Association

Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 9008,
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Telephone Preference Service, P.O. Box
9014, Farmingdale, NY 11735

National Do-Not-Call Registry

To report Fraudulent Use of Your Checks

  • CheckRite: (800) 766-2748
  • CrossCheck: (800) 843-0760
  • Chexsystems: (800) 428-9623
  • Equifax: (800) 437-5120
  • International Check Services: (800) 526-5380
  • SCAN: (800) 262-7771
  • Telecheck: (800) 710-9898

Other Useful Resources

  • Federal Government Information Center:

Call (800) 688-9889 for help in obtaining government agency phone numbers.

  • Federal Trade Commission:

(877) FTC-HELP for help in any type of consumer complaint 105 PL 318,112 Stat.3007 Section 5) (specifically Identity Theft and referrals to local law enforcement).

Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Homepage

Laws

  • Federal

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act Public Law 105-318, 112 Stat. 3007 (Oct. 30, 1998)

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) 15 U.S.C. ß 1681 et seq.

  • State of Illinois

Financial Identity Theft 720 ILCS 5/16G

Useful Websites:

Federal Trade Commission
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Identity Theft Center