Tips to Help You Protect Your Privacy

Marketing Lists:

You may limit the marketing material you receive through the mail, by telephone or by e mail. If you would like to reduce the amount of advertising you receive from other companies, write to the Direct Marketing Association at the appropriate address listed below. You must provide your name, address and telephone number with your request:

Mail Preference Service
c/o Direct Marketing Assn.
PO. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735 9008
Telephone Preference Service
c/o Direct Marketing Assn.
PO. Box 9014
Farmingdale, NY 11735 9014
E Mail Preference Service

Identy Theft:

If someone has used your personal identification to fraudulently establish credit, report the incident as quickly as possible to each of the credit reporting agencies and request that a fraud alert be placed on your file.

Experian 888 397 3742
Equifax 800 525 6285
Trans Union 800 680 7289

Obtain a copy of your credit report from each of the credit reporting agencies. Check to see whether any additional accounts were opened without your consent or whether unauthorized charges were billed to your accounts. To request copies of your credit reports call:

Experian 888 397 3742
Equifax 800 685 1111
Trans Union 800 916 8800

Contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline at 800 269 0271 to report the unauthorized use of your personal identification information.

Contact your State Department of Motor Vehicles to see whether the Department has issued an unauthorized license number in your name. If so, notify them that you are a victim of identity theft.

File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") by contacting the FTCs
Identity Theft Hotline by telephone: 1 877 IDTHEFT; TDD: 202 326 2502;
by mail: Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20580 0001
or online:

Ask for a copy of ID Theft. When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name, a free comprehensive guide to help you guard against, and recover from, identity theft.

Or you can get it Right Here in a PDF version