Protecting Your Identity

Protecting Your Identity

Identity Theft Checklist

  • Check your credit report annually.
  • Review your bills and statements on a regular basis.
  • Guard your mail and trash from theft.
  • Use caution when giving out personal information.
  • Copy the contents of your wallet or purse.
  • Report lost or stolen checks or credit cards immediately.
  • Identity Theft Help For Victims
  • Notify your financial institution. You may reach High Country Bank at 719.539.2516 or toll-free at 1-800-201-0557.
  • Contact the fraud departments of the 3 major credit bureaus:

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285

Experian: 1-888-397-3742

TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289

  • Inform your credit issuers.
  • File a police report with your local law enforcement.
  • For additional information and advice you can call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Identity Theft Hotline toll-free at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) or visit their ID Theft Website at