Request a copy of your credit bureau report and look for unknown inquiries or approved credit. Request a statement be placed on your record that no further credit be approved unless you are contacted directly before approval is granted.
| ||Equifax ||Experian ||TransUnion |
|Report Fraud ||(800) 525-6285 ||(888) 397-3742 ||(800) 680-7289 |
|Dispute Credit Report Online ||Equifax.com ||Experian.com ||TransUnion.com |
|Order Credit Report ||(800) 685-1111 ||(888) 397-3742 ||(800) 916-8800 |
|Address ||P.O. Box 740241 |
Atlanta, GA 30374
|P.O. Box 2002 |
Allen, TX 75013
|P.O. Box 1000 |
Chester, PA 19022
Merchant Check Guarantee Firms
Report any bank account set up fraudulently under your name to:
- Telecheck (800) 366-2425
- National Processing Company (800) 526-5380
- SCAN (800) 262-7771
- CheckRite (800) 766-2748
- CrossCheck (800) 552-1900
- Market Block List (888) 567-8688
These agencies will place information in their systems about checks that are reported as stolen or lost. They will also make note of accounts that were opened for the purpose of true name fraud. This information is then made available to merchants who subscribe to their service.
All of the suggestions, tips and guidance provided in the above sections are for informational purposes only. They are general guidelines provided to assist fraud victims in understanding some of the steps they may take to help protect their personal and financial interests. The suggestions are not all-inclusive and should not be considered nor interpreted as legal, accounting, financial or technical advice. You may wish to consult your attorney, accountant or other advisor for specific advice, guidance or recommendations concerning this topic.