Protecting Your Identity

Monitoring your credit report

  • You may obtain a free credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com. Even though this site asks for your social security number as part of its enrollment process, it is the site recommended by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • To further protect yourself from the possibility of identity theft, you can contact any one of three major credit reporting agencies to place a fraud alert on your credit files.
    • Experian     1-888-397-3742 or online
      P.O. Box 9701
      Allen TX 75013-9701
    • Equifax Information Services LLC     1-888-766-0008 or online
      P.O. Box 740241
      Atlanta GA 30374-0241
    • TransUnion LLC     1-800-680-7289 or online
      Fraud Assistance Division
      P.O. Box 6790
      Fullerton CA 92834-6790

Other information resources for protecting personal information

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