Identity Theft Resources

Here are a few resources below that are listed in order to help you further expand your knowledge of identity theft. First we have listed the 3 major credit bureaus. A credit bureau gathers information about how certain consumers use credit. They collect info from many consumer financial transactions, then they sell that combined information to anyone who has a legally-recognized reason.

Credit Bureaus

Equifax

P.O. Box 740241 Atlanta, GA 30374 1-800-685-1111

To Speak To A Human: Dial 866-640-2273 and press 30 at each prompt, ignoring message.

Experian

P.O. Box 2002 Allen, TX 75013 1-888-397-3742

To speak to a human: Dial 800-493-1058, say "yes", enter credit report #, enter social security #, say "Yes", say "agent" then "yes" to confirm at prompts afterwards.

TransUnion

P.O. Box 1000 Chester, PA 19022 1-800-888-4213

To speak to a human: Dial 800-916-8800, then press "2" at each prompt, ignoring messages.

Links to Other Related Sites:

Below is a list of authoritative identity theft related websites. Although these sites are informative and authoritative in nature, keep in mind that these sites have been around a while and might not be udpated as often as IdentityTheftFacts.com

  • FTC - http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft - This site is a national one stop resource to learn about identity theft. They provide detailed information to help defend, detect, and deter against identity theft.

  • Social Security Online - http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10064.html - This website is a very valuable resource for information regarding all of the Social Security's programs.

  • Internal Revenue Service - http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/ - This site informs you how the IRS comes into play when dealing with an identity theft case.

  • Privacy Rights - http://www.privacyrights.org/identity - This site is a nonprofit consumer information and advocacy organization that contains alot of helpful information regarding identity theft.

  • Identity Theft Resource Center - http://www.idtheftcenter.org/ - This site is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education.

  • CreditScore.net - This site provides informational articles about protecting and establishing credit. It was recommended by a student from Monument Charter School.

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