Identity Theft Resources RESOURCE NAME DESCRIPTION WEBSITE URL TELEPHONE NUMBER ADDRESS Federal Trade FTC is the Federal agency tasked with the issues of http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338) Identity Theft Clearinghouse Commission Identity Theft. We recommend you file a report with TTY: 1-866-653-4261 Federal Trade Commission the FTC in addition to your police report. Publications 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW are available from FTC and are also viewable in .PDF Washington, DC 20580. format online. A wealth of information and assistance. Colorado Attorney Public website of the Colorado AG’s Office. Has a http://www.ago.state.co.us/index.cfm Colorado Attorney Generals Office General's Office dedicated ID Theft page. The AG’s Office also 1525 Sherman Street, 7th Floor publishes an Identity Theft Repair Kit available on-line Denver CO 80203 and at various outlets. Information pertaining exclusively to Colorado victims can be found here. Victims Initiative for VICARS is a nonprofit law office funded by grant http://www.idvictim.org/index.cfm?pagename= 1-888-343-4414 Counseling, Advocacy, number 2007-VF-GX-K032 awarded by the Office for homepage and Restoration of the Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Southwest (VICARS) Department of Justice. VICARS' goal is to provide direct legal assistance to victims of identity theft and financial fraud in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma. Among VICARS services are to assist victims in making reports, filing disputes, and communicating with police, financial institutions, credit card companies, credit reporting companies, and regulatory and licensing agencies; Help victims evaluate emergency financial needs; Help victims compile and review documentation; and Provide direct legal representation, including small claims cases, other legal actions against perpetrators, and negotiations with creditors and collection agencies. Identity Theft Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit, http://idtheftcenter.org/ (858) 693-7935 Resource Center nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides consumer and victim support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft. You will find templates for letters and fact sheets to assist you in clearing your credit and regaining your identity. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft and would like our assistance please send us an email at Victims@idtheftcenter.org or call the ITRC Victim Assistance Center. Privacy Rights The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit http://www.privacyrights.org/identity.htm Phone: (619) 298-3396 Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Clearinghouse consumer organization with a two-part mission -- Fax: (619) 298-5681 3100 - 5th Ave., Suite B consumer information and consumer advocacy. It was San Diego, CA 92103 established in 1992 and is based in San Diego, California. It is primarily grant-supported and serves individuals nationwide. You will find templates for letters and fact sheets to help guide you through the process. Equifax Credit Bureau www.equifax.com 1-800-525-6285 P.O. Box 740241 Atlanta, GA 30374- 0241 Experian Credit Bureau www.experian.com 1-888-EXPERIAN (1-888-397- P.O. Box 9532 3742) Allen, TX 75013 TransUnion Credit www.transunion.com 1-800-680-7289 Fraud Victim Assistance Division Bureau P.O. Box 6790 Fullerton, CA 92834-6790 Annual Credit Report The only on-line credit report source authorized by the https://www.annualcreditreport.com 1-877-322-8228 P.O.Box 105281 Request Service credit bureaus. You are entitled to a free credit report Atlanta, GA 30348-5281 each year. In effect, if you get a credit report once a year from each of the major credit bureaus you can space them out and receive a free report every 4 months.
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