Identity theft and fraud protection information

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If you think you're a potential victim of identity theft, the Florida Attorney General's office recommends you take the following steps:

Step 1:
Report what happened to the three major credit bureaus.
Ask to have a "fraud alert" on your credit report.
Order copies of your report and check for unusual activity.
Request creditors contact you before they open new accounts or change existing accounts.


Equifax:
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
To order your report: 1-800-685-1111
To report fraud: 1-800-525-6285
TDD: 800-255-0056
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TransUnion
Fraud Victim Assistance
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834
To order your report: 1-800-888-4213
To report fraud: 1-800-680-7289
TDD: 877-553-7803
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Experian
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
To order your report: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
To report fraud: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
TDD: 800-972-0322
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Step 2:
Contact the fraud departments of your mortgage credit card companies, etc.


Step 3:
Contact your bank and other financial institutions where you do business


Step 4:
Contact law enforcement
Flag your Florida driver's license

  • Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Fraud Section: 850-617-2405
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  • Florida Attorney General Fraud Hotline: 1-866-9-NO-SCAM