State of Tennessee
- TN Attorney General's Office
- Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance
- Tennessee Department of Health-Healthy Homes Information and Resources
United States Federal Government
- Chattanooga Better Business Bureau
508 N. Market St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
- Clarksville Better Business Bureau
214 Main St.
Clarksville, TN 37040
- Columbia Better Business Bureau
502 N. Garden St., Suite 201
Columbia, TN 38401
- Cookeville Better Business Bureau
18 N. Jefferson St.
Cookeville, TN 38501
- Franklin Better Business Bureau
367 Riverside Dr., Suite 110
Franklin, TN 37064
- Knoxville Better Business Bureau
255 N. Peters Rd., Suite 102
Knoxville, TN 37923
- Memphis Better Business Bureau
3693 Tyndale Dr.
Memphis, TN 38125
- Murfreesboro Better Business Bureau
530 Uptown Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
- Nashville Better Business Bureau
201 4th Ave. N., Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37219
What To Do….
If You Become a Victim of Identity Theft
- Immediately file a report with your local police department or sheriff’s office. If you are a Tennessee victim, contact the Identity Crimes Unit at 615-251-5185 or visit www.tn.gov/safety
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Call 1-877-ID-THEFT or visit www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
- File a report with the three major credit bureaus.
P.O. Box 7402741
Atlanta, GA 30374
Report Credit Fraud: 800-525-6285
Request Credit Report: 800-685-1111
P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022
Report Credit Fraud: 800-680-7289
Request Credit Report: 800-888-4213
P.O. Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013
Report Credit Fraud: 888-397-3742
Request Credit Report: 888-567-8688
- Make copies of all relevant documents. Log all conversations, including dates, times, names, and telephone numbers. Keep your receipts.
A new Tennessee law can help parents “freeze out” ID thieves and scammers aiming to pilfer the private information of teens or the information of a person to whom a guardian or conservator has been appointed.
Passed by the General Assembly earlier this year, Tenn. Code Ann. § 47-18-2111 gives parents or legal guardians the ability to enact a security freeze on persons under 16 years of age or an incapacitated person under the care of a guardian or conservator. When the freeze is in place, consumer reporting agencies (e.g. TransUnion, Equifax, Experian) cannot release that person’s credit report or any other information regarding that person unless the security freeze is removed. This prevents others from requesting information, but it may also prevent you from allowing others to access that information quickly should that become necessary in the future.
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