If your identity has been stolen:
1) Contact your local police department and file a report.
2) Contact the FTC by visiting the FTC website or by phone at 1-877-ID-THEFT.
3) order or download helpful publications.
If you or another older adult are unable to handle financial affairs, contact Adult Protective Services at CommunityAPS@okdhs.org and 405-521-3660 or Oklahoma County Gatekeeper at 405-840-9676.
To report consumer fraud. Contact the Oklahoma Attorney General Consumer Fraud Unit and click on consumer protection or report fraud.
To get off pre-approved credit card mailings, call 1-888-5OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) or go to www.optoutprescreen.com.
Here’s some content from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation that might prove to be extremely useful: http://www.saveandinvest.org.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation released two brochures designed to help consumers and businesses protect themselves against cybersecurity threats:
- A Cybersecurity Guide for Financial Institution Customers includes tips for bank customers to maintain their computer systems safely.
- A Cybersecurity Guide for Businesses focuses on a bank’s commercial customers operating in a networked environment.
Financial institutions are welcome to reprint these brochures for distribution to their customers and communities. They can be downloaded here.
Law Enforcement/Crime Fighters
Accurint (subscription service): www.accurint.com
Better Business Bureau: www.oklahomacity.bbb.org
Central Oklahoma Clearing House Assoc.: www.cocha.org
Black Book Online: www.blackbookonline.info
Drivers License Guide Co. (Docutector): www.idcheckingguide.com
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): www.ic3.gov
Federal Bureau of Investigation: www.fbi.gov
Federal Inmate Locator: http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/LocateInmate.jsp
Federal Reserve Bank Routing Number Search: www.fedwiredirectory.frb.org
Federal Trade Commission: www.ftc.gov
Fight Identity Theft: www.fightidentitytheft.com
Fone Finder (area code & prefix locater): www.primeris.com
Identity Theft Resource Center: www.idtheftcenter.org
International Association of Financial Crimes Association (IAFCI): www.iafci.org
Mail Drop Address Search: www.finaid.org/scholarships/maildropsearch.phtml
National Charities Information Bureau: http://www.bbb.org/us/charity/
Fake Checks (IAFCI supported site): www.fakechecks.org
National Crime Prevention Council: www.ncpc.org
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: www.ncjrs.gov
National Fraud Information Center: www.fraud.org
National White Collar Crime Center: www.nw3c.org
Oklahoma County Assessor’s Office: www.oklahomacounty.org
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office: www.oklahomacounty.org
Oklahoma Department of Corrections (offender lookup): www.doc.state.ok.us
Oklahoma District Court Records: www.odcr.com
Oklahoma State Attorney General: www.oag.state.ok.us
Oklahoma Supreme Court Network: www.oscn.net
PhoneBusters (reporting Candadian scams to Royal Canadian Mounted Police): www.phonebusters.com
Secret Service (report counterfeit currency): http://www.secretservice.gov/forms/ssf1604.pdf
Social Security: www.ssa.gov
Tulsa Police Department Warrant Search: www.tulsapolice.org
University of Oklahoma Police Department: www.ou.edu/oupd/
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (cyber security tips): www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/
U.S. Customs Service: www.cbp.gov
U.S. Dept of Justice: www.usdoj.gov
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration: http://www.dea.gov/index.shtml
U.S. Secret Service: www.secretservice.gov
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: www.fdic.gov
Federal Financial Institution Examination Council: www.ffiec.gov
Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency: www.occ.treas.gov
Oklahoma Tax Commission: www.oktax.state.ok.us
Credit Reporting Agencies
As of June 1, 2005, Oklahomans can check their credit report once a year at no charge: www.annualcreditreport.com.