With ever growing concerns surrounding identify theft and fraud, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the need for citizens to be better informed. Hopefully, the links and information below will assist your needs in identifying any questions you might have concerning fraud.
Consumer Reporting Fraud Alerts
You have the right to ask that nationwide consumer reporting agencies place “farud alerts” in your credit file to let potential creditors and other know that you may be a victim of identity theft. A fraud alert can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name. Listed below are the websites & phone numbers to the three major nationwide consumer reporting agencies.
- http://www.equifax.com or (800) 525-6285
- http://www.experian.com or (888) 397-3742
- http://www.transunion.com or (800) 680-7289
- A guide for protecting personal and private information online – http://www.sharefile.com/datasecurity.aspx
- Telemarketing, Internet, Elder fraud – http://www.fraud.org/
- Identity theft info – http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft
- FTC credit info – http://www.ftc.gov/credit
- Report Medicare or Medicaid fraud – http://www.oig.hhs.gov/fraud/ or (800) 447-8477
- General Social Security info – http://www.socialsecurity.gov/reach.htm or (800) 772-1213
- SSA Fraud Hotline – Call (800) 269-0271 or TTY (866) 501-2101
The SSA OIG Fraud hotline is a clearinghouse for receiving and handling allegations regarding violations of law or regulations affecting Social Secuirty Administration (SSA) programs and operations.
Examples of Violations include:
- False statements on claims
- Concealment of material facts or events affecting eligibility
- Misuse of benefits by a representative payee
- Buying or selling Social Security cards or SSA information
- SSN misuse involving people with links to terrorist groups or activities
- Crimes involving SSA employees
- State of Utah Identity Theft Report
The State of Utah Attorney General’s Office offers a Statewide identity iheft reporting system for residents. Please click here to start your Identity Theft Report.