Helpful Links

  • Annual Credit Report: This central site allows you to request a free credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
  • Attorney General of Texas: The Office of the Attorney General provides useful information related to identity theft. A step-by-step resource guide is available.
  • Federal Trade Commission: This website is 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.
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS): The IRS established the Identity Protection Unit to assist taxpayers resolve identity theft issues. Victims can call 800-908-4490 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 8 pm
  • Internet Crime Complainant Center: Internet Crime Complainant Center (IC3) is an alliance between the National White Collar Crime Center and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It provides a central point to report internet based crime.
  • Little Black Book of Scams (PDF): This booklet describes the many types of frauds and Internet scams that suspects use to target citizens and steal their money. It was originally developed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and reproduced by the Canadian Competition Bureau.
  • Social Security Administration: If you suspect someone is using your social security number to obtain employment, contact the Social Security Administration's fraud hotline at 800-269-0271. Order a copy of your Personal Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement (PEBES) to check the accuracy of your work history on file with the Social Security Administration. You can obtain a PEBES application at your local Social Security office.
  • The State of Auto Theft in the US: Vehicle theft increased significantly in 2020, owing to a multitude of factors, including the pandemic, which caused Americans to leave their automobiles unattended for longer periods of time than usual. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, thieves stole 880,595 cars in the United States in 2020, a 10.9% increase from that of 2019. 
  • United States Postal Inspection Service: If you suspect that your mail has been stolen or diverted with a false change-of-address request, contact your local postal inspector by visiting the Postal Inspection Service website or by calling 800-275-8777.