Identity Theft Information

What to Do If You're a Victim

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

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.

Iowa Attorney General

The Iowa Attorney General website has a step-by-step guide on what to do if you have become a victim of identity theft.

  • File a report with local law enforcement
  • Put a security freeze on your credit reports
  • Order and review all 3 of your credit reports
  • Dispute fraudulent information in writing

For more information about identity theft, call the Windsor Heights Police Department at (515) 277-4453

Nationwide Credit Reporting Companies

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