Multnomah County
District Attorney

1200 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 5200
Portland, OR 97204
503-988-3162

Multnomah County District Attorney

 
1200 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 5200
| Portland, OR 97204
| 503-988-3162
 

Identity Theft

Identity thieves seek to obtain personal information about you so they can use your financial identity. They look for your social security number, birth information, credit card numbers, and other data to take your identity. Victims are often not aware that there is a problem until they receive bills for unauthorized purchases.

If you suspect that someone has stolen your identity, you should file a police report and contact credit and bank fraud agencies as described below.

Make a police report.

Call the non-emergency number for the police, (503) 823-3333, to report your suspicion.

Alert the credit-reporting agency fraud units.

Contact the fraud units of the three major credit-reporting agencies to place a fraud alert on your accounts.

Equifax
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
(800) 252-6285
Experian
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
(888) 397-3742
TransUnion
Fraud Victim Assistance
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
(800) 680-7289

 

Contact your bank and creditors.

Cancel any account that is the subject of the fraud or identity theft.

File a complaint with the FTC.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a hotline that provides valuable information. The FTC does not prosecute identify theft cases. You can find the FTC online or call toll free (877) ID-THEFT.