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.
EquifaxP.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
To Speak To A Human: Dial 866-640-2273 and press 30 at each prompt, ignoring the message.
ExperianP.O. Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013
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 afterward.
TransUnionP.O. Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022
To speak to a human: Dial 800-916-8800, then press “2” at each prompt, ignoring messages.
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 updated 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 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 a lot 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 victims 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.