Credit bureaus, agencies & advocacy groups
Contact one of the three credit bureaus.
That company must tell the other two. A fraud alert is free and will make it harder for someone to open new accounts in your name. You’ll get a letter from each credit bureau. It will confirm that they placed a fraud alert on your file.
Get your free credit report right away.
Go to annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-322-8228.
Did you already order your free annual reports this year? If so, you can pay to get your report immediately. Or follow the instructions in each fraud alert confirmation letter to get a free report, but it might take longer.
Review your reports. Make note of any account or transaction you don’t recognize. This will help you report the theft to the FTC and the police.
Financial Reporting Organizations
Advocacy Organizations and Tools