Tips of Identity Theft

Identity Theft

Dear Appreciated Friend,

We at Tony’s Body Shop are committed to bringing you and your family the latest information for your protection and well-being. The increasing number of people affected by identity theft is alarming.

Over 9.9 million people became victims of identity theft last year. These victims reported more than $5 billion in out-of-pocket losses. Unlike victims of other crimes, who are generally taken seriously, identity-theft victims often find themselves needing to prove their innocence, and that they aren’t trying to get out of bad debts. California is one of the few states that have taken measures to help its residents deal with this crime.

We have consolidated this report to help you protect yourselves and your families from being one of those many victims.

In this Issue you will learn:

How identity thieves get your information:

How identity thieves use your personal information:

How you can protect yourself from identity theft:

What to do in the event you are a victim:

Credit Bureaus

Equifax — www.equifax.com
To order your report, call: 800-685-1111
To report fraud, call: 800-525-6285
TDD 800-255-0056 and write:
P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241

Experian — www.experian.com
To order your report, call: 888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
To report fraud, call: 888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
TDD 800-972-0322 and write:
P.O. Box 9532, Allen TX 75013

TransUnion — www.transunion.com
To order your report, call: 800-888-4213
To report fraud, call: 800-680-7289
TDD 877-553-7803; fax: 714-447-6034;  email  or write: Fraud Victim Assistance Department, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92634-6790

For more information, see Fair Debt Collection from the FTC at www.consumer.gov