__ Once you have placed the alert, you can order a free copy of your credit report from all three major credit bureaus. The special toll-free numbers for the fraud departments are: Equifax (1-888-766-0008), Experian (1-888-397-3742), and Trans Union (1-800-680-7289).
__ Close the accounts that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
__ File a police report. Get a copy of the report to submit to your creditors and others that may require proof of the crime.
__ File your complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC maintains a database of identity theft cases used by law enforcement agencies for investigations. Filing a complaint also helps the FTC learn more about identity theft and the problems victims are having so that we can better assist you. Call toll-free 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338).
The FTC also maintains the U.S. government's central Web site for information
about identity theft.
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