Thwarting Scam Artists

Report suspected Identity Theft (in addition to police):
The Governor's Office of Consumer Protection
(800) 869-1123 or (404) 651-8600

TIPS to remember:

*Report missing Credit or ATM/Devit cards immediately.

*Never give out personal information to someone who calls you unless you are 100 percent sure you know then and can trust them.

*Change your Drivers License number if it is your Social Security Number now.

*Destroy Credit Card letters before throwing away.

*Never send money to claim a prize you have been told you won.

By state law, Georgia residents may receive two free credit reports from each of the three main credit bureaus per year.  By checking you credit report regularly, you can spot unusual activity early.  The credit bureaus may be contacted at:

Transunion: www.transunion.com or 1-800-888-4213.

Equifax:  www.equifax.com or 1-800-685-1111.

Experian:  www.experian.com/freestate or 1-888-397-3742.

Provided as educational material by Mark E. Franklin, Attorney at Law, with the northeast Georgia Elderly Legal Assistance Program at Mark E. Franklin and Associates, LLC, 706-369-7147 or 1-800-273-2358.

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