If you think you're a potential victim of identity theft, the Florida Attorney General's office recommends you take the following steps:
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.
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
To order your report: 1-800-685-1111
To report fraud: 1-800-525-6285
CLICK FOR: Equifax Web Site
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
CLICK FOR: TransUnion Web Site
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
To order your report: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
To report fraud: 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
CLICK FOR: Experian Web Site
Contact the fraud departments of your mortgage credit card companies, etc.
Contact your bank and other financial institutions where you do business
Contact law enforcement
Flag your Florida driver's license