Human TraffickingI have information on my DataX credit report that is a result of being a victim of human trafficking. What can I do?
You can submit a request for DataX to remove or block adverse information resulting from human trafficking from your DataX credit report by completing the attached form and mailing to the address referenced below. You can submit your request and required supporting documents (see the information below for more on this) to DataX by mail to the address below.
DataX, an Equifax Company
Consumer Reporting Division
P.O. Box 105012
Atlanta, GA 30348
You may also call us at (800) 295-4790 to speak to an agent about the process for submitting a request related to information resulting from human trafficking.What documents are required to process my request and remove adverse information from my DataX credit report that is a result of human trafficking?
For DataX to process your request and remove adverse information from your DataX credit report that is the result of human trafficking, you need to provide DataX with documentation confirming that you were a victim of human trafficking. These documents may be one or more of the following:
- A document that includes a determination that you were a victim of a form of human trafficking from:
- A federal, state, tribal, or local governmental entity, government agency, or law enforcement entity; or
- A non-governmental entity or task force authorized by a governmental agency to make such a determination; or
- A self-attestation--a statement prepared by you (or your representative) stating that you were a victim of human trafficking that is certified by an authorized employee or representative of such a governmental agency or non-governmental entity; or
- One or more documents from a court indicating a determination by a court that you were a victim of human trafficking in a case where a central issue is whether you are a victim of human trafficking. Court documents can be made up of several documents from the court case that together show that the court accepted as true or found no genuine dispute that you were a victim of human trafficking.
- Proof of identity, which may include copies of a government issued ID, driver’s license, birth certificate, passport, Social Security card or W2 (make sure any photocopies are clear and readable); and
- A statement identifying (1) the specific items of adverse information on your DataX credit report that resulted from human trafficking (for example, by including the account number and creditor name) and (2) the mailing address that DataX should use to communicate with you in writing about your request.
If a designated representative, like your attorney or a victim assistance advocate, is preparing your statement or submitting your request on your behalf, they must also include proof of their identity and documentation that you have authorized them to act for you, like a valid power of attorney.
If you have additional questions, call us at (800) 295-4790.