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.

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

AgencyOnline Reporting ToolPhone NumberMailing Address
ExperianClick here(888) 397-3742Experian Consumer Fraud Division
P.O. Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013
TransunionClick here(800) 916-8800TransUnion Fraud Victim Assistance
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016
EquifaxClick here(800) 525-6285Equifax Information Services LLC
P.O. Box 105069
Atlanta, GA 30348-5069

Government Agencies

Federal Trade Commission
Phone: 877-438-4338

ftc.gov

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Phone: 1-877-876-2455 (press “4” to report suspected mail fraud)

postalinspectors.uspis.gov/

Social Security Administration

Phone: 800-772-1213

oig.ssa.gov/report

Checks

To report the fraudulent use of your checks:

Check Rite
Phone: 800-766-2748

Chex
Systems

Phone: 800-328-5121

CrossCheck
Phone: 800 552-1900

Equifax-Telecredit
Phone: 800-437-5120

NPC
Phone: 800-526-5380

SCAN
Phone: 800-262-7771

Tele-Check
Phone: 800 366-2425

Author: Richard Patterson

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