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Emergency Information

Fraud

How to protect yourself

  • Guard your financial information.
  • Keep your social security number confidential.
  • Keep your mail in a safe location.
  • Get off credit marketing lists.
  • Memorize your passwords and PIN numbers.
  • Keep personal information locked up.
  • Don't send sensitive information by email. It is not a secure source.
  • Check your credit reports regularly.

If you do become a victim of fraud:

  • Call the Federal Trade Commission toll-free, 877-438-4338.
  • Contact the fraud departments of the major credit bureaus and request that a fraud alert be placed on your credit line.
Equifax 1-888-766-0008
Emperian 1-888-397-3742
Transunion 1-800-680-7289
  • Close all accounts that have been tampered with and open new ones with new pin's and pass codes.
  • File a police report with your local police department.
  • If the US mail is involved, contact the Postal Inspection Service Office (1-800-275-8777).
  • If someone is using your social security number, contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline (1-800-269-0271).
  • If your personal checks have been lost, stolen or misused, stop payment and notify all retailers not to accept your checks:
Checkrite 1-800-766-2748
ChexSystems 1-800-552-1900
National Processing Co. 1-800-526-5380
SCAN 1-800-262-7771
Telecheck 1-800-710-9898

 

For more information on the latest scams, and information on how to protect yourself from being
targeted please visit the Consumer Help Center.

City of Henderson Crime Prevention