The Ohio State University at Marion


ID Theft

The following provides contact information for the three major credit bureaus.

Equifax
P.O. Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374
1-800-525-6285
www.equifax.com
Experian (TRW)
P.O. Box 9532
Allen, TX 75013
1-888-397-3742
www.experian.com
TransUnion Corp
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834
1-800-680-7289
www.transunion.com

IDENTITY THEFT VERIFICATION PASSPORT PROGRAM - From the Ohio Attorney General's website:

Ohio’s identity theft law, ORC 2913.49, makes it a crime to intentionally use another person’s identifying information to fraudulently obtain credit, property or services.

This unique program provides victims of identity theft a method of demonstrating to law enforcement and creditors that their identity has been stolen, and to begin rehabilitating their credit history and identifying any fraudulent criminal charges.

Anyone with questions about the PASSPORT program can call (888) MY-ID-4-ME, [(888) 694-3463] or go to www.ag.state.oh.us for information.

http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft

This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. (Federal Trade Commission)

Most ID theft in Ohio is from persons 18 – 29 years of age. Avoid being a "victim" and take a few steps to protect yourself.

  • Protect your BuckID – it is your residence hall key, your "check book," your identity! Don’t lose it or loan it.
  • Keep anything with your personal information on it stored somewhere safe and out of sight.
  • Shred mail before you throw it away.
  • Review your credit card and bank statements each month with care.
  • When you receive a new credit or debit card, cut up the old one.
  • File or shred credit card receipts with your card number on them.
  • Take only the ID you need when going out.
  • Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.
  • Use computer passwords that aren’t easy to guess. Mix numbers and letters.
  • If you are a victim of ID theft: 1. Call police, 2.contact credit card companies and financial institutions, (3) close any account that has been tampered with.

The following links can be found at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ and provide helpful information from the social security administration.

Updated - How do I report a stolen or lost Social Security card?

Is there a cost to apply for a new or replacement Social Security card/number?

Updated - How is Social Security protecting Social Security numbers?

What do I do if someone else is using my Social Security number?

Do I have to report a lost or stolen Social Security card in order to prevent misuse?

Updated - What can I do in a case of identity theft?

When am I legally required to provide my Social Security number?

What happens if I use someone else's Social Security number rather than my own?

Updated - Should I carry my Social Security card in my wallet?

New - I believe that my SSN has been compromised. May I place a fraud alert on my number?

http://www.idtheftcenter.org/index.html

The above website presents a variety of helpful information and is administered by a non-profit company called the Identity Theft Resource Center. A direct link to Ohio resources from ITRC is: http://www.idtheftcenter.org/artman2/publish/states/Ohio.shtml .

The information and websites provided in this flyer are meant as a resource for the campus community. Anyone using the resources contained in this flyer should verify the source and authenticity of services offered before providing any personal information. Users providing personal information to any company or service should first verify that personal data is kept secure at all times.

The Marion Campus Public Safety Office

  • Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
  • Room 140 - Morrill Hall
  • (740) 725-6300
  •  kuszmaul.2@osu.edu.