This site provides a wide range of basic information about identity fraud.
This is the main U.S. government site for identity theft information. You can also file an online report of identity theft.
This electronic fact sheet describes identity theft and links to other useful publications.
Fraud hotline: (800) 269-0271
This automated hotline provides answers to questions about identity theft in both English and Spanish, and you may speak to a representative in person.
Students can learn how to protect themselves against identity theft at this site for the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General.
This nonprofit organization provides consumer alerts, scam warnings and instructions for victims of identity theft.
This nonprofit consumer information and advocacy organization offers fact sheets about privacy issues and identity theft.
Credit Reporting Agencies
Contact any of the following credit reporting agencies to place a fraud alert on your consumer credit file and to order a free copy of your credit report. You need only contact one of these agencies, which will automatically forward the fraud alert to the other two.
Consumer Fraud Division
P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374
Credit Fraud Center
P.O. Box 1017
Allen, TX 75013
Fraud Victim Assistance Department
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834