Identity theft is on the upswing everywhere. It can be a very costly crime when committed against you and your good credit rating. Be careful with your sensitive identifying data; don't fall victim to identity theft and fraud. If you suspect your identity has been compromised, call the police department immediately! A booklet concerning identity theft is available for you at the police station; come on by!
Want to check your credit history?
Contact the fraud department of each major credit bureau; see list below.
Ask for a copy of your credit report at least once per year. Massachusetts residents are allowed one FREE report from each credit bureau. To obtain your report, do one of the following:
1-877-322-8228 (Follow Voice Prompts)
Annual Credit Report Request Service
P.O. Box 105281
Atlanta, GA 30348-5281
With the arrival of spring comes the influx of "Home improvement" workers and sales persons into our neighborhoods. While most are reputible, some are not. Ask for identification before you allow anyone to enter your home. Remember that all sales people must be credentialed through the town. Don't fall victim to a scam or con game; if in question about anyone, call the police department immediately! A booklet concerning scams is available for you at the police station; come on by!