Credit reporting bureaus

Equifax: P.O. Box 105069, Atlanta, GA 30348.
Report fraud: Call (800) 525-6285 and write to address above.
Order credit report: (800) 685-1111. Web:
Hearing impaired: Call (800) 255-0056 AT&T hearing impaired line.

Experian (formerly TRW): P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013.
Report fraud: Call (888) EXPERIAN (888-397-3742) and write to address above. Fax: (800) 301-7196.
Order credit report: (888) EXPERIAN. Web:
TDD: (800) 972-0322

TransUnion: P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834.
Report fraud: (800) 680-7289 and write to address above.
Order credit report: (800) 888-4213. Web:
TDD: (877) 553-7803

To opt out of pre-approved offers of credit for all three bureaus, call (888) 5OPTOUT. You may choose a two-year opt-out period or permanent opt-out status.
Remember, you are entitled to a free credit report if you are a victim of identity theft, if you have been denied credit, if you receive welfare benefits, or if you are unemployed.

Social Security Administration
Order Earnings & Benefits Statement: (800) 772-1213. The SSA automatically mails it to individuals three months before the birthday.
Report fraud: (800) 269-0271. E-mail: Web:
Or write to: Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General, P.O. Box 17768, Baltimore, MD 21235.

To remove your name from mail and phone lists
Direct Marketing Association

  1. Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.
  2. Telephone Preference Service, P.O. Box 1559, Carmel, NY 10512.
  3. Web: Online opt-out program costs $5.00. It is free by mail.

To report fraudulent use of your checks
CheckRite: (800) 766-2748 International Check Services: (800) 526-5380
Chexsystems: (800) 428-9623 SCAN: (800) 262-7771
CrossCheck: (800) 843-0760 TeleCheck: (800) 710-9898
Certigy/Equifax: (800) 437-5120

Other useful resources

  1. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC offers information for victims. File your case with the FTC Consumer Response Center. Include your police report number. Use the FTC uniform affidavit form. (877) IDTHEFT Web:
  2. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), 3100 - 5th Ave., Suite B, San Diego, CA 92103. Phone: (619) 298-3396. E-mail: Web:
  3. CALPIRG, 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 380, Los Angeles, CA 90010. (213) 251-3680 or (916) 448-4516. E-mail: Web:
  4. Identity Theft Resource Center. Lists regional victim support on its web site. Offers many guides for victims. (858) 693-7935 Web: E-mail:
  5. California Office of Privacy Protection, (Dept. of Consumer Affairs), (866) 785-9663.


    • FBI Internet Fraud Complaint Center, Web:
    • U.S. Dept. Of Justice, identity theft information. Web:
    • Identity Theft Survival Kit. Phone: (800) 725-0807. Web:




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