from the ABA Education Foundation Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing types of financial fraud. Without stealing your wallet, a crook can steal your financial identity with as little information as your social security number. It is also called "account-takeover fraud" or "true-name fraud," and it involves crooks' assuming your identity by applying for credit, running up huge bills and stiffing creditors - all in your name.
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TransUnion Fraud Assistance Department: 800-680-7289
Equifax Fraud Assistance Department: 800-525-6285
Experian Fraud Assistance Department: 888-397-3742