Resources For Victims of Identity Theft

  1. New Mexico State Attorney General’s Office:
    Albuquerque: 111 Lomas NW Ste. 300, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    PH: 505-222-9100, In-State Toll free: 800-678-1508Santa Fe: P.O Drawer 1508, Santa Fe, NM 87501
    PH: 505-827-6060Las Cruces: 575-526-2280
    Fax# 505-827-6685
  1. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ftc.gov/idtheft:
    FTC Consumer Response Center,
    Room 300-B 600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington D.C. 20580
    PH: 1-877-438-4338
  2. Major Credit Bureaus:Equifax:equifax.com P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241, PH: 1-800-525-6285Experian: www.Experian.com P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013, PH: 1-888-397-3742Transunion: www.Transunion.com Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box 6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790, PH: 1-800-680-7289
  3. Social security Administration: ssa.gov , SSA fraud Hotline, P.O. Box 17768, Baltimore, MD 21235, SSA Fraud Hotline: 1-800-269-0271
  4. US Postal Inspection service: http://postalinspector.uspis.gov/ : Call your local post office to find out the nearest USPIS district office.
  5. Major check verification companies: To find out if an identity thief has been passing bad checks in your name: SCAN 1-800-262-7771. To report check fraud: www.firstdata.com/telecheck. To report a checking account opened in your name: www.consumerdebit.com.
  1. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-Identity specialized Unit- irs.gov/identitytheft or call 1-800-908-4490.
  2. US Department of State-To report a lost or stolen passport: travel.state.gov/passport or call 1-877-487-2778/ 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY)
  3. Opt out: To opt out of prescreened offers of credit or insurance: optoutprescreen.com or call 1-888-567-8688.
  4. Free Annual Credit Reports: To order a free credit report: annualcreditreport.com or call 1-877-3228228.
  5. Medicaid Fraud: Call 505-827-3146 or 800-228-4802.                                                                                                                  

Social Security Administration

Federal Trade Commission/identity-theft

New Mexico State Identity Theft Passport Program

DPS Authorization Form

IRS Form 14039 (IRS ID Theft Affidavit)

Identity Theft Victim’s Complaint and Affidavit


ID Theft Resolutions Client Info Sheet


Steps you should take to Avoid Identity Fraud:

  1. Place a security freeze on your credit report.
  2. Review your credit report frequently.
  3. Put a password on your accounts.
  4. Don’t carry your social security card or number.
  5. Use a credit monitoring service.
  6. Pay attention to billing cycles and check about late bills.
  7. Review bills for any charges you didn’t make.
  8. Don’t give out your personal information to anyone on the phone you didn’t contact first.
  9. Only give out personal information on the Internet over a secure connection.