A Pound Of Prevention ...
What'S In Your Wallet?
The most important thing to do is to call the three national credit reporting organizations right away to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. This alert means that a company that checks your credit knows that your information was stolen and must contact you to authorize new credit. This is the best way to stop the thief in their tracks.
Call Equifax at (800) 525-6285. They can put a fraud alert on your credit file so that if anyone tries to get credit using your identity, you'll be called first. Equifax will also pass on the alert to the other credit agencies, Experian (888) 397-3742 and Trans Union (800) 680-7289. You can also call the Social Security Administration at (800) 269-0271 to report fraud. Good luck.
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