Resources and Phone Numbers

State of California-Office of Privacy Protection

Credit Reporting Bureaus:

Equifax: P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
Report fraud: Call (800) 525-6285 and write to above address.
Order credit report: (800) 685-1111.
Opt out of pre-approved offers of credit: (800) 556-4711

Experian (formerly TRW): P.O. Box 1017, Allen, TX 75013.
Report fraud: Call (800) 301-7195 and write to address above.
Order credit report: (800) 682-7654.
Opt out of pre-approved offers of credit and marketing lists: (800) 353-0809

Trans Union: P.O. Box 390, Springfield, PA 19064.
Report fraud: (800) 680-7289 and write to Fraud Victim Assistance Division,
P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92634.
Order Credit Report: (800) 916-8800.
Opt out of pre-approved offers of credit and marketing lists: (800) 680-7293.

Remember, if you have been denied credit, you are entitled to a free credit report. If you are a victim of fraud, be sure to ask the credit bureaus for free copies. They will often provide them. Starting October 1997, free annual credit reports for victims of identity theft will be required by law.

Social Security Administration: Report fraud: (800) 269-0271
Order your Earnings and Benefits Statement: (800) 772-1213.

To remove your name from mail and phone lists:

Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 9008,
Farmingdale, NY 11735

Telephone Preference Service, P.O. Box 9014,
Farmingdale, NY 11735

To report fraudulent use of your checks:

CheckRite: (800) 766-2748
Chexsystems: (800) 428-9623
Equifax: (800) 437-5120
National Processing Co.: (800) 526-5380
TeleCheck: (800) 710-9898

Other Useful Resources:

  • Federal Trade Commission
    Federal Government Information Center:
    Call (800) 688-9889 for help in obtaining government agency phone numbers.
  • California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG):
    11965 Venice Blvd., Suite #408,
    Los Angeles, CA 90066.
    Phone: (310) 397-3404. Hotline: (800) 533-4449.
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse:
    5384 Linda Vista Road-Suite #306
    San Diego, CA 92110
    Phone: (619) 298-3396