Identity Theft Information

Identity theftIdentity Theft Information

Below are some websites that provide information on preventing, reporting and responding to Identity Theft.

1.  Colorado Attorney General, Identity Theft

2.  Colorado Attorney General, Repair Kit

3.  Report identity theft crime to your police department so you will have a police report.  Colorado Springs Police Department  (CSPD), Identity Theft

4.  Colorado Springs Police Department  ID Theft Brochure

Colorado Revised Statutes 12-14.3-106.5 provides that credit reporting agencies must permanently block the distribution of adverse credit information on a consumer when the consumer has submitted a police report to the credit agency, alleging that he/she has been the victim of identity theft, resulting in adverse credit information.

5.  Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, Identity Theft Resource List

6.  Social Security Administration, Publication: ID Theft and Your Social Security Number

7.  FDIC Consumer Response Center: Identity Theft

8.  US Department of Justice, ID Theft and Identity Fraud

FTC Avoid ID Theft9.  Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Identity Theft educational information

10.  Watch FTC Video on ID Theft

11.  Report identity theft to the FTC to aid law enforcement at  Filing a Complaint with the FTC

12.  Check your credit reports annually for free:

13.  If you are a victim, place a fraud alert with one credit reporting company to prevent unauthorized use.  They will notify the other two credit reporting agencies of the fraud alert.  The initial fraud alert will expire in 90 days unless you file a police report to place an Extended Fraud Victim Alert for 7 years.

14.  If you are not a victim, you can place a security freeze on your credit reporting accounts to prevent unauthorized use.  Contact each credit reporting company separately.  You can remove the security freeze temporarily if you need to apply for credit.

15.  Close accounts that you suspect have been affected by ID theft.  Have new account numbers issued.

16.  Document all your communications.  Take notes on everyone you speak with.  Ask for names, department names, and phone extensions, and record the date and time you speak with each person.

17.  If you need to file an ID Theft Affidavit, we can Notarize it for you.

18.  Business owners should build business credit history under your business Tax ID Number (TIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN).  This will keep business credit history separate from personal credit history, which is stored under your Social Security Number.  

Consumer Credit Bureaus

PO Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Report Fraud – 1.800.525.6285

PO Box 2104
Allen, TX 75013
Report Fraud – 1.888.397.3742

Trans Union
760 Sproul Road
PO Box 390
Springfield, PA 19064-0390
Report Fraud – 1.800.680.7289

Innovis Personal Services
P.O. Box 1358
Columbus, OH 43216-1358

Business Credit Bureaus

(Note: consumer credit protection laws do not apply to business credit)

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B)
The D&B Corporation
103 JFK Parkway
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Customer Service: 800.234.3867

Experian Business Reports
Experian Small Business Services

TransUnion Business Credit Reports

Equifax Business Credit Reports

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