Identity Theft

If you have any questions about identity theft (ID theft) or if you think someone is trying to scam you call the Colorado Bureau of Investigation hotline toll-free at 855-443-3489.

Steps to Take

If you find that you're a victim of ID theft, the Windsor Police Department urges you to:

  1. File a report with the Windsor Police Department. Get the report number or a copy of the report in case the bank, credit card company, or others need proof of the crime later.
  2. Contact the fraud departments of each of the three major credit bureaus and report the theft. Ask that a fraud alert be placed on your file and that no new credit be granted without your approval.
    • Equifax
      Credit Report Phone: 800-685-1111
      Fraud Report Phone: 800-525-6285
      Hearing Impaired Phone: 800-255-0056 (Ask the operator to call the Auto Disclosure Line at 800-685-1111 to request a copy of your report)

      P.O. Box 740241
      Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
    • Experian
      Credit Report Phone: 888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
      P.O. Box 2002
      Allen, TX 75013

      Fraud Report Phone: 888-EXPERIAN (397-3742)
      P.O. Box 9530
      Allen, TX 75013

      TDD Phone: 800-972-0322
    • Trans Union
      Credit Report Phone: 800-888-4213
      P.O. Box 1000
      Chester, PA 19022

      Fraud Report Phone: 800-680-7289
      Fraud Victim Assistance Division
      P.O. Box 6790
      Fullerton, CA 92634

      TDD Phone: 1-877-553-7803
  3. For any accounts that have been fraudulently accessed or opened, contact the security department of the appropriate creditor or financial institution. Close these accounts. Put passwords (not your mother's maiden name or Social Security number) on any new accounts you open.
  4. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asks that you call the ID Theft Clearinghouse toll-free at 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338) to report the theft. Counselors will take your complaint and advise you on how to deal with the credit-related problems that could result from ID theft. The Identity Theft Hotline and the ID Theft website give you one place to report the theft to the federal government and receive helpful information. Information booklets are available from the FTC in both English and Spanish.

By sharing your identity theft complaint with the FTC, you will provide important information that can help law enforcement officials track down identity thieves and stop them.