Identity Theft Information

What to Do If You're a Victim

The Burleson Police Department wants you to know how to avoid identity theft. But, if you are 1 of the unlucky who has an identity stolen, there’s a step-by-step guide on how to handle the aftermath.

The Burleson Police Department is teaming with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to get the word out to citizens by adding links to our website.

Federal Trade Commission

The FTC website is a one-stop national resource to learn about identity theft. The site is for the person who has been victimized, businesses who want to learn how to help customers, and law enforcement that may need additional resources.

Department of Public Safety

The DPS website is a step-by-step guide on what to do if you have become a victim of identity theft.

  • Call the police
  • Contact the FTC
  • Contact the nearest driver’s license office
  • Contact the Social Security Administration
  • Contact the United States Passport Agency
  • Notify banks
  • Notify creditors and merchants
  • Report stolen checks or fraudulent bank accounts to the check verification companies
  • Report the theft to 1 of the 3 major credit reporting agencies

For more information about identity theft, call the Burleson Police Department at (817) 426-9910.

Nationwide credit reporting companies

  • Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
  • Experian: 1-888-397-3742
  • TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289