Fraud Victims

What Should I Do?

  1. Notify your local law enforcement agency.
  2. If it was an internet-related cybercrime, contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center to file a complaint.
  3. Alert all banks to flag your accounts and to contact you for unusual activity. Change all passwords and PIN numbers.
  4. Document all contacts and keep copies of all correspondence.
  5. Contact the Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline at 800-269-0271.
  6. Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to have a new license number issued in your name.
  7. Call the nearest U.S. Postal Inspection Office.
  8. If you are the victim of identity theft, call each credit bureau with a national database and ask to have a "Fraud Alert/Victim Impact" statement placed in your credit files. Also request that all creditors contact you before they open any new accounts in your name. The following contact information is provided to assist victims of fraud:
    1. Equifax Website 
      Phone: 800-685-1111
    2. Experian Website
      Phone: 888-397-3742
    3. Trans-Union Website
      Phone: 800-916-8800

Check Fraud Victims

If you are a victim of check fraud, you should contact the following:

  • Equifax Phone: 800-437-5120
  • Telecheck Phone: 800-710-9898