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Child Identity Theft FAQ

What should I do if my child has become a victim of identity theft?

  • Contact the three major credit reporting bureaus: 
    • Equifax at 1-800-525-6285 or
    • Experian at 1-888-397-3742 or
    • TransUnion at 1-800-680-7289 or
  • Place a fraud alert on your child’s credit report.
  • Visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website at to report identity theft/fraud or call the toll-free hotline at 1-877-ID-THEFT (1-877-438-4338) to speak with consumer counselors for assistance.
  • Contact every business with whom your child’s information was misused. Ask each business to close the fraudulent account and flag it to show it resulted from identity theft.