Identity Theft Resources

There are many sources of information about identity theft that consumers can access. Some of them are listed below.

AARP
AnnualCreditReport.com
Better Business Bureau
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
National Cyber Security Alliance
OnGuard Online
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
U.S. Dept. of Justice
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
USA.GOV
Utility Fraud

Wisconsin State Agencies

Bureau of Consumer Protection
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Transportation (DOT)

Credit Bureaus

Equifax
Experian
Transunion


Resources

AARP

  • Web: www.aarp.org
  • Phone: (888) OUR-AARP (888-687-2277)
  • Write: 601 E. Street NW, Washington, DC 20049


AnnualCreditReport.com



Better Business Bureau

  • Web: www.bbb.org
  • Phone: (703) 276-0100
  • Write: 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201


Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups



Consumer Financial Protection Bureau



Equifax



Experian



FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

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Federal Communication Commission (FCC)

  • To report cellular telephone / telecommunication fraud contact the company directly first. You may also contact the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC or online at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumers.html
  • Web: www.fcc.gov
  • Phone: (888) 225-5322
  • Write:  FCC, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554


Federal Trade Commission (FTC)



Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Web: www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa
  • Phone: (800) 368-1019
  • Write: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave SW, Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201

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Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)



Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • Tax identity theft can be reported by downloading Form #14039 at www.irs.gov
  • Web: www.irs.gov
  • Mail: Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 9039, Andover, MA 01810-0939
  • Fax: (855) 807-5720


National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

  • NCSA builds strong public/private partnerships to create and implement broad reaching education and awareness efforts to empower users at home, work and school with the information they need to keep themselves, their organizations, their systems, and their sensitive information safe and secure online and encourage a culture of cybersecurity.
  • Web: http://www.staysafeonline.org/


OnGuard Online



Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC)

  • Web: www.privacyrights.org
  • Phone: (619) 298-3396
  • Write: PRC, 3033 - 5th Ave., Suite 223, San Diego, CA 92103

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Social Security Administration (SSA)

  • Web: www.ssa.gov
  • Request a statement of earnings: http://www.ssa.gov/mystatement/
  • Phone: (800) 772-1213
  • Write: Social Security Administration, Office of Public Inquiries, 1100 West High Rise, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235


Transunion



U.S. Dept. of Justice



U.S. Postal Inspection Service



USA.GOV

  • USA.gov, the government's official Web portal, offers information on a wide range of topics including how to get a passport or how to renew your driver's license.

    USA.gov maintains a blog and has social media accounts on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Links to these resources are found on the USA.gov homepage.


Utility Fraud

  • If someone has fraudulently obtained utility service in your name, contact the utility that opened the account and dispute the debt by notifying their fraud department. If the utility is unwilling to assist you then notify the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin at:

    PSC of WI
    PO Box 7854
    Madison, WI 53707-7854
  • Phone: (800) 225-7729
  • Website: www.psc.wi.gov

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State Agencies

Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection (identity theft issues)

  • Web: datcp.wi.gov
  • Phone: (608) 224-5163
  • Write: 2811 Agriculture Drive, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911
  • Fax: (608) 224-4677
  • Consumer Protection Hotline: (800) 422-7128
  • DATCPWisconsinPrivacy@wi.gov


Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ)



Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT)