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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Safeguarding your personal information is a responsibility WesternU takes very seriously. In addition to strengthening firewalls and intruer detection systems, Network Operations investigates all suspected threats to campus servers and takes immediate action in the event of a security breach. Access to personal information such as Social Security numbers has been restricted to only those with a compelling business need, and such information has been removed from most computer screens and printed reports.

Please exercise caution if you are approached by someone who claims to represent Western University of Health Sciences and asks for personal information. Our university will not contact you and ask for your full Social Security number, bank account or other personal information.

If you believe your personal information has been compromised or identity has been stolen, immediately report it to your local law enforcement agency, creditors, and credit bureaus. Detailed information on first steps to take is available on the identity theft victim page of the California Office of Privacy Protection Web site.

 

The following links provide useful information for preventing identity theft in the event of a security breach and data exposure.

 

You can contact any of the following credit reporting agencies to place a fraud alert on your consumer credit file and order a free copy of your credit report. You need only contact one of these agencies, which will automatically forward the fraud alert to the other two.

Equifax
(888) 766-0008
Consumer Fraud Division
P.O. Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374

Experian
(888) 397-3742
Credit Fraud Center
P.O. Box 1017
Allen, TX 75013

TransUnion
(800) 680-7289
Fraud Victim Assistance Department
P.O. Box 6790
Fullerton, CA 92834