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Detect Identity Theft

by The Federal Trade Commission

Detect suspicious activity by routinely monitoring your financial accounts and billing statements.

Be alert to signs that require immediate attention:

  • Bills that do not arrive as expected.
  • Denials of credit for no apparent reason.
  • Calls or letters about purchases you did not make.


Your credit report. Credit reports contain information about you, including what accounts you have and your bill paying history.

  • The law requires the major nationwide consumer reporting companies--Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion-- to give you a free copy of your credit report each year if you ask for it.
  • Visit www.AnnualCreditReport.com or call 1-877-322-8228, as service created by these three companies, to order your free credit reports each year.
  • You also can write: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.

Your financial statements: Review financial accounts and billing statements regularly, looking for changes you did not make.


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