Identity Theft and Financial Crimes

The District Attorney’s Office offers training to County residents,  as well as public and private organizations regarding identity theft and other financial crimes.   Please review the following information, which includes suggestions concerning how to prevent yourself from becoming an identity theft victim, and what to do if you believe your identity has been compromised.

How to Avoid Identity Theft
There are many things consumers can do to help protect themselves against identity theft.  The following suggestions will help prevent you from becoming an identity theft victim:

Reporting Identity Theft
If you know or suspect that your identity has been stolen , immediately your local police department, any creditors for compromised credit accounts, and the three major credit bureaus:

                                            Equifax: (800) 525-6285 /
                                            Experian: (800) 301-7195 /
                                            Transunion Corp: (800) 680-7289 /

For more general information about identity theft, visit:

                                            Federal Trade Commission:
                                            Identity Theft Protection and Survival Guide:
                                            Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: