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Here’s a quick checklist of University, state and federal resources you should contact immediately if you or someone you know may be a victim of identity theft:

University employees and students should immediately call the University Police at
    777-4215 or 9-1-1.

If you are a USC student, contact the Office of the University Registrar.
    Call 777-3541 or e-mail privacyconcerns@sc.edu .

If you are a USC faculty or staff, contact the Division of Human Resources,
    at  777-2543 (Records).

Contact the Social Security Administration:
        o Telephone toll-free 1-800-269-0271
        o http://www.ssa.gov/

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission:
        o Online at http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft
        o Telephone toll-free 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) or TDD (202)326-2502
        o Mail to Consumer Response Center, FTC / 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. / Washington,
           DC 20580

Contact your local postal agency

Contact the Internal Revenue Service:
        o Telephone toll-free 1-800-829-0433
        o http://www.irs.gov/

Click here for a list of USC resources about protecting your identity.

Other resources to use for identity theft allegations:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • To dispute your information in your credit / financial report, call the phone # provided in your statement
     
  • Equifax
    • To report fraud, call 1-800-525-6285 or mail PO Box 740250 / Atlanta, GA 30374-0250
    • To order a copy of your credit report, call 1-800-685-1111 or mail PO Box 740241 / Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
    • To opt out of pre-approved offers of credit, call 1-888-567-8688 or mail Equifax Options / PO Box 740123 / Atlanta, GA 30374-0123
       
  • Experian (formerly TRW)
    • To report fraud, call 1-888-EXPERIAN (1-888-397-3742) or mail PO Box 1017 / Allen, TX 75013
    • To order a copy of your credit report, call 1-888-EXPERIAN (1-888-397-3742) or mail PO Box 2104 / Allen, TX 75013
    • To opt out of pre-approved offers of credit and marketing lists, call 1-800-353-0809 or 1-888-5OPTOUT or mail PO Box 919 / Allen, TX 75013
       
  • Trans Union
    • To report fraud, call 1-800-680-7289 or mail PO Box 6790 / Fullerton, CA 92634
    • To order a copy of your credit report, call 1-800-888-4213 or mail PO Box 390 / Springfield, PA 19064
    • To opt out of pre-approved offers of credit and marketing lists, call 1-800-680-7293 or 1-888-5OPTOUT or mail PO Box 97328 / Jackson, MS 39238
       
  • For stolen checks, contact:
    • CheckRite - 1-800-766-2748
    • ChexSystems - 1-800-428-9623
    • CrossCheck - 1-800-5852-1900
    • Equifax - 1-800-437-5120
    • National Processing Co. (NPC) - 1-800-526-5380
    • SCAN -1-800-262-7771
    • TeleCheck - 1-800-710-9898
       

University of South Carolina – Identity Protection resources:

Note: If you believe your identity may have been compromised, you should immediately contact USC Police Department at 777-4215 or 9-1-1. Also notify USC Human Resources (for faculty/staff) and the Office of the University Registrar (for students).

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