Eight Tips for Consumers Impacted By Identity Theft

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 Eight Tips for Consumers Impacted By Identity Theft


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 American consumers lost more than $600 million last year, according to the Federal Trade Commission, as a result of identity theft and costs associated with recovering from this type of crime.

 Here are eight (8) things you as a consumer can do to protect your credit:

  • Check your Credit Report (Every 2 to 3 months)
  • Place A Fraud Alert on all three (3) credit bureau’s
  • Start Your Research (contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureau’s)
  • Close Any False Accounts
  • File A Police Report
  • Document Everything (keep a log)
  • Talk To Government Agencies (U.S Postal Service, Social Security Administration)
  • alk To The Check Verification Companies (Banks)

 

TransUnion Relations

 (800) 888-4213

 P.O Box 1000

 Chester, PA  19016

 www.transunion.com

 

Equifax Consumer Relations

(800) 685-1111

 P.O Box 740241

 Atlanta, GA  30374

 www.equifax.com


Experian Consumer Relations

 (888) 397-3742

 P.O Box 2002

 Allen, TX  75013

 www.experian.com

 

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Adrian Willanger
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James, Good stuff, I just had a credit card that was compromised, I had my credit alert catch it and the credit card company just sent me a new card.

Jun 18, 2012 07:06 AM #1
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Joy Daniels
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Thank you for these tips. Our credit is a precious commodity.
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