What to do if you experience identity theft
Identity theft can occur when an individual obtains personal information, such as your Social Security number, date of birth, address, and financial account numbers. Once this information is obtained, the thieves can assume or take on your identity, allowing them to illegally purchase items or obtain credit.
Identify Theft Resources
Credit Bureau Contact Details
- Free Annual Credit Report
800-525-6285 (Fraud Hotline)
www.equifax.com 800-685-1111 (Order a Report)
888-397-3742 (Fraud Hotline)
www.experian.com 888-397-3742 (Order a Report)
800-680-7289 (Fraud Hotline)
www.transunion.com 800-916-8800 (Order a Report)
Credit bureaus must provide free copies of credit reports to victims of identity theft.
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