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 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.