What is Identity Fraud?
Identity Fraud occurs when someone uses your personal information like your name, soscial security number, date of birth, mother's maiden name, driver's license, bank or credit card number, without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.
What do Identity Fraudsters do with my information?
Thieves may commit identity fraud in a variety of ways. They may use your information to:
How do they steal my Identity?
Identity Fraudsters may get a hold of your information in many ways. Some of their methods include:
How do I protect my Identity?
Protect your identity by protecting your personal information.
What if I am a Identity Fraud Victim?If you believe that you are an Identity Fraud Victim, file your complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here. Find out more information at the FTC's Identity Theft website: ftc.gov/idtheft . Immediately notify all your banks and credit card companies.
Also, obtain a copy of your credit report:
www.equifax.com To order a report: (800) 685-1111 To report fraud: (800) 525-6285
www.experian.com To order a report: (888) 397-3742 To report fraud: (888) 397-3742
www.transunion.com To order a report: (800) 916-8800
To report fraud: (800) 680-7289
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