Ways to Protect Your Credit
Placing a Fraud Alert
By placing a fraud alert on your consumer credit file, you let creditors know to watch for unusual or suspicious activity in any of your accounts. Contact one of the following three major credit reporting agencies to place a fraud alert. You need only contact one of these agencies, which will automatically forward the fraud alert to the other two.
Credit Fraud Center
P.O. Box 1017
Allen, TX 75013
Consumer Fraud Division\\ P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374
Fraud Victim Assistance Department
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834
Soon after you place a fraud alert, you will receive credit reports by mail from all three credit reporting agencies. If you find anything that looks wrong or suspicious or that you don't understand, call the credit agency immediately. You may also wish to call your local police or sheriff's office to file a report of identity theft.