You may reduce your risk of being victimized if you do the things listed below. Charge or Credit Account:
- Immediately contact the issuer of the credit (ie: a credit card company such as American Express or Visa; a department store; a bank). Whenever possible, ask to speak with someone in the fraud investigations division.
- When your credit card is used to purchase merchandise, you should also contact the store where the card was used. Contact someone who works in fraud investigations or loss prevention for the store.
- Contact all three (3) of the credit reporting companies and report the incident to each of them. (Please refer to phone numbers provided below)