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More Helpful ID Theft Resources

These resources have additional information or might be of help for your problem.

More Helpful ID Theft Resources

Free credit reports

Get a free copy of your credit report once a year at www.annualcreditreport.com. You can also write or call for a free credit report.

(877) 322-8228

Annual Credit Report Request Service
P.O. Box 105283
Atlanta, GA 30348-5283

Credit bureaus

P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
(800) 525-6285

P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
(888) 397-3742

P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834
(800) 680-7289

Contact the credit bureaus to put a fraud alert on your credit report.  This alerts businesses to verify your identity before issuing credit, and stops thieves from opening new accounts in your name.  If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to a free credit report, even if you used the free credit report service within the past year.

Driver license and ID cards

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

(866) 658-5758

Report someone that used your personal information to get a driver’s license.  DMV can also place a 30-day “control” on your DMV records.  This locks your record so no one has access to your information for 30 days.  You can also go to a local DMV office to replace a lost or stolen driver’s license.

Social Security card

Social Security Administration (SSA)

(800) 269-0271

Social Security Administration
Office of Public Inquiries
Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235

Report someone using your social security number for a job.  You can also contact SSA to replace a lost or stolen Social Security Card.

Tax fraud

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

(877) 777-4778

Contact the IRS for tax problems resulting from identity theft.

Mail theft

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

If your mail was stolen or used to commit identity theft.

Find your local USPIS office.


United States Department of State (USDS)

Report a lost or stolen passport to the USDS.

More information

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC)

(619) 298-3396

Lots of information about identity theft including statistics and case reports.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

(877) IDTHEFT or (877) 438-4338

The FTC accepts complaints about identity theft.  They collect data about identity theft and detect patterns and trends.  Lots of good information here too.

ID Theft Resource Center

(858) 693-7935

PO Box 26833
San Diego, CA 92196

ID Theft Resource Center is dedicated to helping victims of identity theft.

California Office of Privacy Protection

(866) 785-9663

1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N324
Sacramento, CA 95834

The California Office of Privacy Protection assists individuals with identity theft and other privacy-related concerns, provides consumer education and information on privacy issues, coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement on identity theft investigations, and recommends policies and practices that protect individual privacy rights.

California Consumer Justice Coalition

The California Consumer Justice Coalition is a partnership between five, well-respected non-profit legal service organizations. Their Legal Check-Up is an interactive online interview that gives you practical tips about how to deal with  identity theft and gives you referrals to free and low-cost legal services.

County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Last change: Feb. 28, 2017

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