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


P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374

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


P.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.


P.O. Box 1000
Chester, PA 19022

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 updated as often as

  • FTC – 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 – This website is a very valuable resource for information regarding all of Social Security’s programs.
  • Internal Revenue Service – This site informs you how the IRS comes into play when dealing with an identity theft case.
  • Privacy Rights – This site is a nonprofit consumer information and advocacy organization that contains a lot of helpful information regarding identity theft.
  • Identity Theft Resource Center – 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.
  • – This site provides informational articles about protecting and establishing credit. It was recommended by a student from Monument Charter School.