Identity Theft

Identity theft can happen to anyone at any time. There are a number of things you can do to prevent identity theft such as:

  • Check your credit report annually
  • Review your bills and statements on a regular basis
  • Dispose of your mail and trash appropriately
  • Use caution when giving out personal information
  • Copy the contents of your wallet or purse
  • Report lost or stolen checks or credit cards immediately

If you believe you're a victim of identity theft follow these steps as soon as you become aware:

Contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus.

Equifax - 800.525.6285
Experian - 800.397.3742
TransUnion - 800.680.7289

Notify your financial institution.

Inform your credit issuers
File a police report with your local law enforcement.

For additional information and advice, call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Identity Theft Hotline toll-free at 877.438.4338.