Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission 

To submit a complaint as an identity theft victim, call the Identity Theft Hotline at 877-ID-THEFT or visit the Federal Trade Commission website.

To request the booklet “ID Theft, When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name," call 877-FTC-HELP or mail request to:

FTC, Consumer Response Center
600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20580

Washington State Attorney General’s Office 

For detailed information about identity theft, visit the Washington State Office of the Attorney General website.

Consumer Resource Centers 

The Consumer Resource Centers provide statewide identity theft experts who can refer you to the proper authorities and who can assist consumers and businesses regarding the new law. Call 800-551-4636 for more information.

Credit Reporting Agencies 

It is important to include your social security number and current address when writing to the following three credit bureaus:

P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374

Order Credit Report: 800-685-1111
Report fraud: 800-525-6285

National Consumer Assistance Center
P.O. Box 2002
Allen, TX 75013

Order Credit Report: 888-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742)
Report fraud: 888-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742)

P.O. Box 2000
Chester, PA 19022

Order Credit Report: 800-888-4213
Report fraud: 800-680-7289

Social Security Administration

P.O. Box 17768
Baltimore, MD 21235
Email Social Security Administration
Fraud Hotline: 800-269-0271
Fax: 410-597-0118

U.S. Postal Service 

If theft of U.S. Mail is involved, or a fraudulent change of address has been filed, contact the U.S. Postal Inspector in your area.

Department of Motor Vehicles 

If a false driver’s license was obtained in your name, or if someone is using your driver’s license number, please call 360-664-8885 or write:

Department of Licensing
Driver Responsibility-Fraud Unit
P.O. Box 9030
Olympia, WA 98507-9030
Email WA Department of Licensing

View more information on Driver’s License Fraud.