Identity Theft and Fraud

If you suspect that you have been or are about to become a victim of fraud or a related crime, including identity theft, you may contact the nationwide consumer reporting agencies to request a fraud alert or other alerts permitted under the Fair Credit Reporting Act be placed in the files such companies maintain on you. The addresses, phone numbers and websites are as follows:

P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374
(800) 525-6285

P.O. Box 9556
Allen, TX 75013
(888) 397-3742

P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
(800) 680-7289

If you are a victim of identity theft, you should contact the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Hotline to obtain more detailed information about how to protect yourself and recover from identity theft and to file an identity theft complaint.

By sharing your identity theft complaint with the FTC, you will provide important information that can help law enforcement officials across the nation track down identity thieves and stop them. The FTC can refer victims’ complaints to other government agencies and companies for further action, as well as investigate companies for violations of laws the agency enforces.

You can file a complaint online at by phone through the FTC’s Identity Theft Hotline, toll-free: 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338); TTY: 1-866-653-4261; or write: Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580.