Fraud and Identity Theft Resources

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.

Equifax (Credit Reporting Agency) Report fraud by calling 800-525-8285

Experian (Credit Reporting Agency) Report fraud by calling 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 View a stolen wallet/purse/PDA instructional fact sheet

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Information from a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer activity.

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

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

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

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

United State 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