Identity theft involves acquiring key pieces of someone's identifying information, such as name, address, date of birth, social security number and mother's maiden name, in order to impersonate them. This information enables the identity thief to commit numerous forms of fraud which include, but are not limited to, taking over the victim's financial accounts, opening new bank accounts, purchasing automobiles, applying for loans, credit cards and social security benefits, renting apartments, and establishing services with utility and phone companies.
What to do if you become a victim:
PO Box 74021,
Atlanta GA 30374-0241
To order your report call: 1-800-685-1111
To report fraud call: 1-800-525-6285
PO Box 949,
Allen TX 75013-0949
To order your report call: 1-888-397-3742
To report fraud call: 1-888-397-3742
PO Box 390,
Springfield PA 19064-0390
To order your report call: 1-800-888-4213
To report fraud call: 1-800-680-7289
National Check Fraud Service - (843) 571-2143
SCAN - (800) 766-2748
TeleCheck - (800) 710-9898 or 927-0188
CheckRite - (800) 766-2748
CrossCheck - (707) 586-0551
Equifax Check Systems - (800) 437-5120
International Check Services - (800) 526-5380
Persons who accept application
The Federal Trade Commission website has some excellent tips to keep your personal information safe. Please take a moment to read and implement crime prevention in this area.
Victimvoice.org has information to empower victims of internet crime and also provides excellent prevention information.