So if you find someone is using your name, social security number, or credit cards without your authority here is a short checklist of things to do:
Credit Card Fraud:
1. Contact your bank/credit card company and stop the card.
2. Contact the three major US credit report companies and put a Fraud Alert statement on your credit report.
|TransUnion||www.tuc.com||1-800-680-7289||About 1 week to get a copy of the credit report|
|Equifax||www.equifax.com||1-800-525-6285||About 48 hours to get a copy of the credit report|
|Experian (was TRW)||www.experian.com||1-888-397-3742||About 7-10 days to get a copy of the credit report|
Social Security and Name theft are associated problems. These websites will help get your identity back:
When Someone Misuses your SSN Number
Federal Trade Comission
Social Security Administration