Other Resources For Protecting Your Privacy

Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a wealth of information on preventing ID theft. If you've been a victim of identity theft, you can file a complaint with the FTC. Call the toll-free number or visit the Web site listed below for more information.

Identity Theft Clearinghouse Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 FTC Identity Theft Hotline: 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-877-438-4338) Federal government's central site on identity theft: www.consumer.gov/idtheft

The FTC has a comprehensive booklet on minimizing ID theft entitled "Id Theft: When Bad Things Happen To Your Good Name". This online document has a wealth of information and links about maintaining privacy and avoiding identity theft. You can also download a PDF version at this same site.

Social Security Services

If you believe someone is using your Social Security number, report it to the Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline at 1-800-269-0271. You can also visit your local Social Security office or the agency's Web site.

United States Post Office

If someone has taken your identity by stealing your mail, report it to your local postal inspector. Contact your local post office or check the Postal Service Web site.

Department of Motor Vehicles

If your driver's license is missing, contact your local department of motor vehicles.
Agency Address Phone Number
North Carolina DMV NCDOT
Division Of Motor Vehicles
1100 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27697
NCDMV’s Customer
Service Office