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Credit Protection

PHONE RESOURCES FOR FIGHTING CREDIT FRAUD


Credit-Related Fraud - General
American Financial Services Association Education Foundation
1-800-400-2233

Credit Cards
VISA USA* Telemarketing Fraud Hotline  - 1-800-847-2911
MasterCard International* - 1-800-MasterCard (627-8372)
American Express - 1-800-528-4800
Discover Card - 1-800-DISCOVER or 1-800-347-2683
*Cardholders should also contact their individual issuers directly.

Debt Education and Counseling
National Foundation for Consumer Credit - 1-800-388-CCCS

Credit Reports
www.annualcreditreport.com

Equifax
Fraud Assistance Department - 1-888-766-0008
To opt out of mailing lists - 1-888-567-8688
To order credit reports - 1-800-685-1111

Experian
To report fraud - 1-888-397-3742
To opt out of mailing lists - 1-888-567-8688
To order credit reports - 1-888-397-3742

Trans Union
Fraud Victim Assistance Department - 1-800-680-7289
To opt out of mailing lists - 1-888-567-8688
To order credit reports - 1-800-888-4213

Other
Social Security Number Fraud Line - 1-800-269-0271
National Do-Not-Call Registry - 1-888-382-1222 or www.donotcall.gov

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