Identity Theft

What To Do If You Suspect That You Have Been A Victim Of Identity Theft

Maintain a file with detailed information regarding all fraudulent transactions and the steps you have taken to resolve the problem. This should include copies of telephone bills showing calls made and their cost. Receipts of certified mailing of letters etc.

Contact the following:

  • Your financial institution
  • Your local law enforcement agency
  • If you suspect mail has been stolen, contact the US Postal Service
  • Federal Trade Commission at: 1-877-382-4357
  • Consumer Response Center, FTC www.ftc.gov
  • Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division: 1-800-222-4444 or in the Denver Metro Area 303-866-5000; https://www.stopfraudcolorado.gov

Credit Reporting Agencies

  • Equifax: 1-888-766-0008
  • Experian: 1-866-200-6020
  • TransUnion: 1-800-888-4213

Sharing Personal Information

Always ask the companies that you purchase goods or services from, including your doctors, if they have a policy of sharing or selling personal information with/to other companies or individuals. Instruct them that you do not wish your information to be shared or sold. Ask them for a copy of their privacy policy.

If you would like to be removed from the national direct mail and telemarketing lists contact:

Direct Marketing Association

Mail Preference Service
PO Box 9008
Farmingdale NY 11735

Direct Marketing Association

Telephone Preference Service
PO Box 9014
Farmingdale NY 11735

(include: name, home address, home telephone number and signature)

Also, you can join the DMA's mail preference service by going to: www.the-dma.org/consumers 

If you no longer wish to receive pre-approved credit card offers, please call:

1-888-567-8688. This service is offered jointly by the three credit agencies.

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