October 6, 2011

If you are a victim of identity theft or fraud, contact the Federal Trade Commission’s ID Theft



1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338)

1-202-326-2502 TDD

Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission

600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580


To order your free yearly credit report, contact Annual Credit Report Request Service:



P. O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281

Contact the three major credit bureaus to advise them that your identity has been

compromised or to purchase a copy of your credit report:

Equifax 1-800-685-1111 www.equifax.com

P. O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241

Experian 1-888-EXPERIAN www.experien.com

P. O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013

TransUnion 1-800-916-8800 www.transunion.com

Fraud Victim Assistance Division

P. O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790


Put a vacation hold on your mail by contacting the U.S. Postal Service:


For a list of state Attorneys General: www.naag.org

Block telemarketing calls:



Block unsolicited credit offers:

1-888-5 OPTOUT (1-888-557-8688)

In the case of stolen or misused checks, contact:

Telecheck: 1-800-710-9898 http://www.telecheck.com

Certegy, Inc.: 1-800-437-5120

Checkrite/Global Payments 1-800-638-4600 www.globalpaymentinc.com

ChexSystems/E-Funds 1-800-328-5121 http://www.chexhelp.com

Contact the Social Security Administration:

1-800-269-271 www.ssa.gov

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