Reporting Suspicious Activity
Who to Call to Report a Financial Crime
If you think you are a victim of a financial crime or if you notice anything suspicious, immediately contact:
Your bank, credit card company and/or any other financial institution that may need to know. Close accounts that have been fraudulently accessed or opened.
The fraud department at any one of the three major credit bureaus—The credit bureau you contact will share the information with the other two and a "fraud alert" will be placed in your credit file at all three companies so that lenders or other users of your credit records can avoid opening a fraudulent account in your name.
- The police. Get a copy of any police report or case number for later reference.
The Federal Trade Commission. Call toll-free 877-ID-THEFT or 877-438-4338 or go to identitytheft.gov.
Fraud Alert Hotlines
If you suspect you have been a victim of identity theft, contact us, each of the three major credit bureaus below to place a fraud alert on your credit report, and law enforcement:
Call: 800-766-0008; TDD: 800-255-0056
Write: PO Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Call: 888-EXPERIAN (397-3742); TDD: 800-972-0322
Write: PO Box 9530, Allen TX 75013
Call: 800-680-7289; TDD: 877-553-7803
Write: Fraud Victim Assistance Division,
PO Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92634
Please contact your local police or sheriff department's non-emergency number to report a suspected financial crime.