- Identity Theft Resources
Identity Theft Information and Resources
If You Are A Victim of Identity Theft
Identity theft is becoming a more common incident. The Lytle Police Department routinely takes reports of identity theft. In some cases we are able to locate suspects and file charges; in other cases we are limited to taking a report and trying to prevent further damage.
If you live outside the city and the transactions or events did not occur in the city, you may be referred to another law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.
The Lytle Police Department has found the following links to be very helpful for victims of identity theft. You will find not only various links to both state and federal agencies but also links to the three major credit bureaus.
Texas Attorney General’s Office
Identity Theft is one of the nation’s fastest-growing, most expensive criminal enterprises. This information is provided by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and the office of the Attorney General. Fight Identify Theft Website
Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of Southwest. 1-888-343-4414. We help Texas residents who are victims of identity theft.
Federal Trade Commission
Identity Theft is a serious crime. It occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes.
Federal Trade Commission website
Identity Theft Resource Center
Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), is a nonprofit national organization for identity theft. Provides consumer and victim support, public education, and advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft. Identity Theft Resource Center website
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Texas Department of Public Safety provides the "Identity Theft Brochure" only as a convenience. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY AND SUITABILITY OF ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.
Department of Public Safety website
United States Postal Inspection Service
The Postal Inspection Service has produced an identity theft-awareness video for consumer groups, financial institutions, and police departments.
Postal Inspection Service website
Social Security Administration
If you have been a victim of Identity Theft, don’t forget to also report it to your Social Security Administration.
Social Security Administration website
Experian - 1-888-397-3742
Experian promotes greater financial health and opportunity among consumers by enabling them to understand, manage and protect their personal information, helping them control financial aspects of key life events, and make the most advantageous financial and purchasing decisions. Experian website
Transunion - 1-800-680-7289
TransUnion is a global leader in credit information and information management services. For more than 40 years, we have worked with businesses and consumers to gather, analyze and deliver the critical information needed to build strong economies throughout the world. TransUnion website
Equifax - 1-800-525-6285
Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. With a strong heritage of innovation and leadership, we leverage our unique data, advanced analytics and proprietary technology to enrich the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers. Equifax website