Identity theft is when someone else uses your personal information without permission to make illegal purchases, withdrawals, or open accounts. They may use personal information such as your social security number, credit card numbers, date of birth, and mother's maiden name to perform fraudulent activity using your identity.
Who should I notify if I think I have become a victim?
You should report all suspicious activity to the Federal Trade Commission through the Internet at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/, or by calling 1-877-IDTheft.To learn more about "Phishing", please visit www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/alerts/index.html.
In addition, you should contact:.
Rockland Trust at 800.222.2299
Fill out a Suspicious Activity report at your local Police station.
Attorney General Consumer HotlineVisit www.ago.state.ma.us or call 617.727.8400
Office of Consumer Affairs HotlineVisit www.state.ma.us/dob or call 617.727.7780 or 888.283.3757
And contact all three Credit Reporting Bureaus/Fraud Departments
EquifaxP.O. Box 15069Atlanta, GA 30348888.766.0008
Experian (formerly TRW)P.O. Box 9532Allen, TX 75013888.397.3742
TransunionP.O. Box 679Fullerton, CA 92634800.680.7289