Information and Assistance with Identity Theft

The following collection of links will be useful if you suspect someone is using your personal identity, or if you have lost (or had stolen), an ID, License, SSN, Bank card, check, or other device that may be used to commit fraud using your name.

AARP Identity Theft Page

Equifax (Credit Reporting Agency) Report fraud: Call (800) 525-6285

Experian (Credit Reporting Agency) Report fraud: Call (888) EXPERIAN (888-397-3742)

FBI National White Collar Crime Center The internet Crime Complaint Center accepts online complaints about internet crimes.

Federal Trade Commission The FTC operates 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.

Identity Theft Resource Center

Identity Theft Resource Center View a stolen wallet/purse/PDA instructional fact sheet

Privacy Rights Clearing House Information from a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission - consumer information and consumer advocacy.

SC DHEC Vital Records Office Replace lost or stolen birth certifcates, death certificates, marriage and divorce certificates.

SC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Replace lost or stolen driver's license.

Social Security Administration Online Contact this agency if someone is using your Social Security number (SSN).

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Replace a lost or stolen Medicare card.

Social Security Administration Online Report fraud or check out a business.

Trans Union (Credit Reporting Agency) Report fraud by calling 800-680-7289.

United States Department of Justice Information from the Identity Theft and Identity Fraud Section of the USDOJ.

United States State Department Information about how to replace a lost or stolen passport.