Close or put restrictions on any accounts that you believe were tampered with.
Protect yourself from identity theft! As of March 1, 2005, Ohioans are able to get a FREE annual credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus. Other areas of the country will become able to get a FREE credit report based on a schedule set up by the Federal Trade Commission.
You can order your FREE annual credit report (or see when your area of the country is able to order one) through a central Web site set up by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): www.annualcreditreport.com. Be sure to go directly through the FTC site to get a free report. If you go to each of the individual credit bureau sites, you will be charged for your credit report!
Free credit reports can also be ordered through a toll-free number, 877-322-8228, or by writing:
Annual Credit Report Request Service, PO Box 105281 Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.
If you have already received your FREE credit reports for the year, but want to see another copy, you can order a copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus. Each credit bureau will charge you approximately $8-$9.
Equifax — www.equifax.com P.O. Box 740241 Atlanta, GA 30374-0241 800-685-1111