Fraud Contact Information for Credit Bureaus – Experian, Equifax, TransUnion

Use the numbers on this page to contact the different private and public agencies about fraud. Especially important are the credit bureaus. Asking them to put a “fraud alert” on your credit file should slow down anyone trying to open more credit in your name.

Credit Bureau Fraud Departments




Consumer Fraud Division
Phone: 800-525-6285 or: 404-885-8000
Fax: 770-375-2821P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Experian’s National Consumer Assistance
Phone: 888-397-3742P.O. Box 2104
Allen, TX 75013
Fraud Victim Assistance Department
Phone: 800-680-7289
Fax: 714-447-6034P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92634-6790

Government Agencies

Federal Trade Commission
Phone: 877-438-4338

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Social Security Administration
Phone: 800-772-1213


To report the fraudulent use of your checks:

Check Rite
Phone: 800-766-2748


Phone: 800-328-5121

Phone: 800 552-1900

Phone: 800-437-5120

Phone: 800-526-5380

Phone: 800-262-7771

Phone: 800 366-2425

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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