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Identity Theft Contacts

In the event of identity theft, it’s crucial that you contact the authorities as soon as possible. Credit.com gives you the contact information for each agency you need to alert.

Financial institutions

If you suspect that you are victim of identity theft or you need to report a stolen credit card, contact your creditor or bank immediately. It’s best to use the phone number listed on the back of your credit card or on your account statements. In case you don’t have access to those numbers, here is the identity theft contact information for some of the most common financial institutions:

Advanta
1-800-705-7255
Countrywide Bank
1-800-817-4383
Orchard Bank
1-800-283-8373
American Express
1-800-528-4800
Discover
1-800-347-2683
PNC Bank
1-888-762-2265
Bank of America
1-800-848-6090
Eufora
1-866-866-6279
Providian
1-800-356-0011
Bank of New York
1-800-225-5269
Fifth Third Bank
1-800-782-0279
Regions Bank
1-800-295-8472
Bank One
1-877-226-5663
First PREMIER Bank
1-800-501-6125
Shell Gas Card
1-800-331-3703
BB&T
1-800-226-5228
GM Card
1-800-374-0001
SunTrust Bank
1-800-786-8787
BuyRIGHT
1-800-851-7990
HSBC
1-800-975-4722
U.S. Bank
1-800-872-2657
Capital One
1-800-955-7070
Household Bank
1-800-771-7339
VISA
1-800-847-2911
Chase
1-800-648-9911
MasterCard
1-800-MC-ASSIST
Wachovia
1-800-922-4684
Chevron Gas Card
1-800-243-8799
MBNA
1-800-421-2110
Washington Mutual
1-800-788-7000
Citibank
1-800-790-7206
National City
1-800-533-6596
Wells Fargo
1-866-867-5568
Citizens Bank
1-800-922-9999
New Millennium Bank
1-888-768-9897
 

Credit bureaus

Contact one of the three credit bureaus to have a 90-day fraud alert placed on all three of your credit files.

Equifax
1-800-525-6285
www.equifax.com
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
Experian
1-888-EXPERIAN
www.experian.com
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
TransUnion
1-800-680-7289
www.transunion.com
Fraud Victim
Assistance Division
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834


The Federal Trade Commission

Visit the Federal Trade Commission online to complete an identity theft affidavit and to complete an identity theft complaint form:

The Federal Trade Commission
www.ftc.gov
1-877-438-4338
ID Theft Affidavit (PDF)
ID Theft Complaint Form

Other Links

You may also want to:

File a report with your local police station.

Contact ChexSystems to report check fraud:
(800) 428-9623
www.chexhelp.com

Contact TeleCheck to report check fraud:
(800) 710-9898
www.telecheck.com

Contact your local Postal Inspector to report mail fraud:
(800) 275-8777
http://www.usps.com/websites/depart/inspect/

Contact the Social Security Administration to report benefit, employment or welfare fraud:
(800) 269-0271
www.socialsecurity.gov/oig

Report a lost or stolen passport:
www.travel.state.gov/passport/lost/lost_849.html

File a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center:
http://www.ifccfbi.gov/index.asp

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