If You’re a Victim

Call the Stoughton Police Department at the number below. It is imperative that you call police as soon as the theft is discovered, this will generate a date and time stamped report that may help you dispute any charges made afterward.
 
  • Place an initial fraud alert on your credit reports. You need to contact only one of the three consumer reporting companies. The company you call is required to contact the other two.  
Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
            www.equifax.com
            P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
 
Experian: 1-888-397-3742
            www.experian.com
            P.O. Box 9532, Allen TX 75013
 
TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289
            www.transunion.com
           Fraud Victim Assistance Division
           P.O. Box  6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
 
  • Close the accounts that you know, or believe, have been tempered with or opened fraudulently.
  • When you open new accounts, use new PIN’s and passwords.
  • Ask each company for the appropriate forms to dispute fraudulent charges and/or debits.
  • File a report with your local police department (see below for specific BC contact information).
  • File a report with the Federal Trade Commission,1-877-ID-THEFT.
  • Keep detailed records of all correspondence and conversations with creditors, the FTC and local police departments. 
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, call the Stoughton Police Department at 781-344-2424.  If you have any questions about identity theft, contact Detective Sergeant Robert Welch at 781-344-2424. Further information can be found at www.ftc.gov.