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False Criminal History


Follow each step to begin the process of clearing your name:

1 Organize Your Case

Keep a detailed log in a spiral notebook of all phone calls you receive or make including the name of the person you spoke with, that person’s title, phone number, and what was said during the conversation. Keep loose papers in a notebook or accordion folder.

To print a form that can be used to keep track of the contacts you make, click on Contact Tracking sheets

2 Bureau of Criminal Identification

Contact the Bureau of Criminal Identification. Tell them you are a victim of identity theft and need assistance in correcting your criminal history.

Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 W. 5400 S.
Taylorsville, Utah 84118
801-965-4445

3 Review Your Credit Report

Request a copy of your credit report from one of the three major credit-reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax or Transunion). The Fair And Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) gives all consumers the right to one free copy of their credit report each year from each of the credit reporting agencies. All three credit-reporting agencies have additional information regarding identity theft and the FACTA on their web sites. Order your free credit reports online at www.annualcreditreport.com.

Check each credit report carefully when you receive it. Look for accounts that you have not opened; charges that you have not made; inquiries that you have not initiated; and default and delinquencies that you have not caused. Check that your name, address, and Social Security number is correct on all reports. If you see possible fraudulent activity on your credit report, file all of the appropriate reports on this web site and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Experian
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
1-888-397-3742
www.experian.com

Equifax
P.O. Box 740250
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
1-800-685-1111
www.equifax.com

Transunion
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
1-877-322-8228
www.transunion.com

4 Monitor Your Credit Report

Check your credit report regularly. The federal FACTA law enables you to receive one free credit report per year from each of the three credit reporting agencies. These are in addition to the free reports you can order after you place a fraud alert on your credit file.

Order your free credit reports online at www.annualcreditreport.com. We recommend that you stagger the receipt of your credit reports, ordering one approximately every four months. Each time, ordering from a different agency. That way you can review your credit report three times each year.

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