Any crime that involves wrongfully using another person’s data in a fraudulent manner is identity theft. The sooner you become aware, the less damage thieves can do.
Always check billing statements for purchases or transactions you did not make.
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There are three major credit reporting companies, each of which is required to provide you with one free copy of your credit report every year upon request. Contact them directly to order your reports:
- Equifax: 800-525-6285 or equifax.com - View a free copy of your credit report with equifax
- Experian: 888-397-3742 or experian.com - View a free copy of your credit report with experian
- TransUnion: 800-680-7289 or transunion.com - View a free copy of your credit report with transunion
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