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||If you do become a victim of identity theft, here are the steps you should immediately take:
• Contact the financial institution immediately where the suspicious activity occurred to let them know of the incident and possible fraudulent actiivity.
• File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Their Identity Theft Hotline can be reached, tollfree at (817) 438-4338. Any suspicious emails or calls should also be reported to the Federal Trade Commission.
• File a police report with your local police department.
• Notify major creditors. Contact your credit card companies to check for fraudulent charges and to stop future charges.
• Place a fraud alert on your credit bureau reports and review your reports for any suspicious activity. You only need to contact one of the reporting agencies to place the alert on your report. That agency is required to notify the other agencies. The contact information for the credit bureaus is as follows:
|Equifax Credit Information
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
|TransUnion Fraud Victim
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834
475 Anton Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
If you would like more information about identity thet, please contact:
Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20580
(877) FTC-HELP [877-382-4357]
www.FTC.gov Click on Avoid ID Theft
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