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Identity Theft Information

In keeping with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) protocols, provide the crime victim or any person requesting information with the following suggested steps to minimize their loss:

Contact the three major credit reporting companies and place fraud alerts on file

  • Experian (TRW) 1-888-397-3742
  • TransUnion 1-800-680-7289
  • Equifax 1-800-525-628

Contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC –HELP or 1-877-ID-THEFT or by the internet at www.consumer.gov.

  • Also, contact the FTC multi-agency consumer theft task force at www.ic3.gov.

Contact all account issuers in question

  • Ask for the company’s security department;
  • Notify them by phone and in writing;
  • Close all tampered and fraudulent accounts;
  • Ask whether secondary cards have been issued and in what name

Request a copy of the Police Report related to the ID theft;

  • Keep a detailed written log of all communications by phone and in writing with persons associated with your complaint (all agencies, companies and organizations) Who did you talk to? What is their position in the company/organization? What was the date and time you talked to that person? What were their instructions?;

Prevent Future Loss

  • Before providing personal identifiers to anyone, know how or why they would be shared;
  • Know your billing cycle and follow up if bills are late;
  • Place outgoing mail only in US Mail boxes, preferably within a US Post Office;
  • Only carry essential identification cards;
  • Do NOT give personal information over the phone, especially over wireless phones;
  • Do not discard documents with personal identifiers on them; shred them or burn them;
  • Order and review your credit report every year

 

Homeland Security

Since Sept 11, 2001, all community members should be vigilant for any suspicious activity. If you should see anything suspicious, please call your local law enforcement agency.

When calling please be prepared to communicate:-What it is that is suspicious-Where is it located

-Did you see anyone apart of the suspicious item or nature

Some more information regarding can be found at:

Federal Resources

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victim Notification Service  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed.  HSI administers a Victim Notification Program which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien’s release from custody. However, victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI in order to receive notification of a criminal alien’s release.
  • US Department of Homeland Security The federal agency charged with disaster preparedness, immigration & border patrol, travel & transportation security, and threats & protection.
  • Be Prepared, Stay Informed Protecting America, Together. Information how citizens, businesses, and government can work together.
  • Preparing for the Unexpected A readiness plan to help you prepare.
  • Emergency Planning for America’s Schools. A resource to help school officials plan for any type of emergency situation.
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) A program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.

State Resources

 

Employment

We currently don’t have any jobs available. Please check back regularly, as we frequently post new jobs. In the meantime, you can also send through your résumé, which we’ll keep on file.

Join CERT

If you want JOIN Goffstown CERT, or have any questions, just send us an e-mail and include the following information:

• Name
• Address
• Telephone number(s)

You do not have to have past experience in emergency management. 
There are no dues or fees. 
All the necessary training will be provided FREE.
If you decide to become a trained member of CERT you will be issued the basic CERT gear package.

Please consider joining the Goffstown CERT today!
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