Fraud Center Stolen Wallet or Purse
Stolen Wallet or Purse
You've lost your driver's license, credit cards, debit card, Social Security card, library card, and all the pictures of your kids. You're worried about identity theft. What do you do?
- Contact your debit/credit card companies. Debit/credit card fraud is
a common form of identity theft. The cards that were stolen will be used
quickly to purchase items.
- File a police report with your local police department. Every company you
work with to fix an identity theft issue will most likely want a copy of your
- Place a fraud alert on your Credit Report. If your social security card
was stolen, you may want to place a fraud alert on your credit bureau
file. A theif is able to open credit card accounts, bank accounts, loans
and even wireless service using your Social Security number, date of
birth, and name. When you place a fraud alert, the agency you
contacted reports it to the others.
Credit Agencies contact information:
Equifax: 800.525.6285 or www.equifax.com
Experian: 888.397.3742 or www.experian.com
TransUnion: 800.680.7289 or www.transunion.com
- Monitor your Credit Report. You can order your free annual credit
report online at annualcreditreport.com, by calling 1-877-322-8228, or
by completing the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mailing it to:
Annual Credit Report Request Service P.O. Box 105281 Atlanta, GA
- Get a new driver's license. The Georgia Department of Driver
Services will issue you a new license number if your license has been
View Reporting Fraudulent Activity for instructions on blocking your debit/credit cards and checks.