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Financial Crimes & ID Theft :: Additional Resources & Agencies

Social Security Administration

If you suspect someone is using your social security number to obtain employment, contact the Social Security Administration’s fraud hotline at 1-800-269-0271. Order a copy of your Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement (PEBES) to check the accuracy of your work history on file with the Social Security Administration. You can obtain a PEBES application at your local Social Security office or at www.socialsecurity.gov/hlp/global/hlp-statement-7004.htm

IRS

The IRS established the Identity Protection Unit to assist taxpayers resolve identity theft issues. Victims can call 800-908-4490 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additional information is available at www.irs.gov/uac/Taxpayer-Guide-to-Identity-Theft

Federal Trade Commission

This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

Attorney General Of Texas

The Office of the Attorney General provides useful information related to identity theft. A step by step resource guide is available at www.texasfightsidtheft.gov.

Internet Crime Complainant Center

Internet Crime Complainant Center (IC3) is an alliance between the National White Collar Crime Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It provides a central point to report internet based crime. www.ic3.gov .

US Postal Inspection Service

If you suspect that your mail has been stolen or diverted with a false change-of-address request, contact your local postal inspector at postalinspectors.uspis.gov or by calling 800-275-8777.

Annual Credit Report

This central site allows you to request a free credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. www.annualcreditreport.com.