If you think you are a victim of identity theft, take these steps immediately.

1) Contact us and any other of your financial institutions and credit card companies to close affected accounts.

2) Report lost or stolen checks to your financial institution and stop all payments. Then contact these check verification companies:

  • Telecheck: 1-800-710-9898
  • Certegy, Inc: 1-800-437-5120

You can also call SCAN at 1-800-262-7771 to find out if bad checks have been passed in your name.

3) Notify one of the three major credit bureaus and place a Fraud Alert on your credit report. Once one credit agency confirms your fraud alert, the other two will automatically be notified.

  • Equifax: 1-800-685-1111
  • Experian: 1-888-397-3742
  • TransUnion: 1-800-888-4213

4) Call the Social Security Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271 to report that your card has been lost or stolen. Be sure to obtain a new driver’s license and number.

5) Close all accounts in your name that were opened without your permission. Make sure you communicate with the businesses in writing.

6) File a report with your local law enforcement agency. Be sure to obtain a case incident number and ask for a copy of the report. Even if you do not catch the criminal, having the police report can help you clear up your credit records.

7) Report stolen mail to the U.S. Postal Service. You can file a report by calling toll-free 877-876-2455.

8) Notify the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft or by calling 877-ID-THEFT (877-438-4338).

9) Alert the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by calling 1-800-732-0330, if you identify suspicious activity in your investment accounts.

10) Report a lost or stolen D.C. Teachers’ Federal Credit Union Visa® Debit Card. Call 1-877-4DCTFCU or 202.5474800, option 5. If you believe you have deposited a fraudulent check or other negotiable item, call us at 202.547-4800 option 1.