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Identity Theft Resources

Web site Name Web site URL Resource description
Identity Theft Presentation PowerPoint show
The official presentation
Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov/idtheft/ National resource to learn about the crime of identity theft
Equifax www.equifax.com National credit reporting agency
Experian www.experian.com National credit reporting agency
TransUnion www.transunion.com National credit reporting agency
Annual Credit Report www.annualcreditreport.com Credit monitoring service that can be used to access your credit report for free up to three times per year
Cornell Spider www.cit.cornell.edu/services/spider/ Run Spider on your machine to find out if you have any critical data stored, such as social security numbers, bank accounts, or credit card numbers
OptOutPrescreen www.optoutprescreen.com Go to OptOutPrescreen to opt-in or opt-out of offers for credit or insurance - Service also available at 1-888-5-OPTOUT
Federal Trade Commission - ID Theft Affidavit www.ftc.gov/opa/2002/02/idtheft.shtm The ID Theft Affidavit can be downloaded, printed and used to prove to companies if you believe a new account was opened in your name, in which you did not create the debt