One crime that is on the increase in the early 21st century is stealing another person's identity and using it inappropriately. Here is some critical information that should prove helpful in limiting the damage if you or someone you know is the victim of identity theft.
When it happens
Use the following credit bureau phone numbers to report fraud:
1) Equifax 800-525-6285 (http://http/www.equifax.com)
2) Experian (formerly TRW) 888-397-3742 (http://http/www.experian.com)
3) Trans Union 800-680-7289 (http://www.transunion.com/)
SSA Fraud Hotline
PO Box 17768
Baltimore MD 21235
Information on this flyer was obtained from several sources on the internet and the contact information was current as of mid-October, 2001. Addresses and telephone numbers change periodically and internet searches may be the best source for the most current information.