Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious problem and is growing every year.  People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years, and thousands of dollars, cleaning up the mess the thieves have made against them and their good name.

If you are a victim of Identity Theft, report this to the police department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).   Click on the link below for more information...

IF YOUR IDENTITY HAS BEEN STOLEN

Place a fraud alert on your credit reports and review your credit reports. Call the toll free fraud number of anyone of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit report. All three reports will be sent to you free of charge.

Equifax 1-800-525-6285
Experian 1-888-397-3742
TransUnion 1-800-680-7289

Immediately close any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently and:

  • File a report with your local police department

  • File a complaint with the FTC (1-877-438-4338).


How Identity Thieves get your information:

  • They steal your mail

  • They complete a "Change of Address" form

  • They rummage through your trash

  • They use personal information you share on the internet

  • They pose as someone that has legitimate access to your information

  • They steal personal information from your home

  • They pose as a company you do business with and send emails asking for information

Click the link below for additional information from the Department of Justice...