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.
The US federal government maintains a website specifically for reporting identity theft and fraud. IdentityTheft.gov, which is maintained by the FTC, is the primary website to use to report identity theft of all kinds, including for mail fraud, credit card fraud, and others.
However, the FTC is unlikely to be able to take immediate action on your behalf. It is recommended that you also file a police report, sign up for a credit monitoring agency, request a fraud alert or credit freeze from credit reporting agencies, and contact your credit card and banks to cancel any active cards and get new cards issued to you.
Credit Bureau Fraud Departments
|Agency||Online Reporting Tool||Phone Number||Mailing Address|
|Experian||Click here||(888) 397-3742||Experian Consumer Fraud Division
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
|Transunion||Click here||(800) 916-8800||TransUnion Fraud Victim Assistance
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016
|Equifax||Click here||(800) 525-6285||Equifax Information Services LLC
P.O. Box 105069
Atlanta, GA 30348-5069
Federal Trade Commission
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Phone: 1-877-876-2455 (press “4” to report suspected mail fraud)
Social Security Administration
To report the fraudulent use of your checks:
Phone: 800 552-1900
Phone: 800 366-2425