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Idaho business identity theft information and resources

Information and state-specific resources to protect Idaho businesses and business owners, & guidance to help you report and recover from business identity theft

PROTECT YOURSELF

Protect your personal credit and identity, and find additional state-specific information for personal identity theft protection


Business owner personal risks

Review and protect your personal credit

Personal identity theft protection

PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS

Learn about business identity theft, how it happens, and ways to protect your business & reduce your risks

Learn about business identity theft

Protect your business

Protect your state business filings

Business credit reports

REPORT & RESOLVE YOUR CASE

Report business identity theft to law enforcement and appropriate government agencies, & get assistance in resolving your case

Victim action list

Report to law enforcement

Fraudulent business filings

Federal government agencies
Idaho State Resources for Personal Identity Theft
Idaho State Resources for Personal Identity Theft

Idaho state resources for personal identity theft protection


Note: These resources are specifically designed to address personal identity theft prevention and incidents of consumer identity theft. Because most state and federal identity theft and consumer protection laws are designed to protect individual consumers, businesses generally do not enjoy the same rights, protections, and potential recourse as consumers. Therefore, while helpful in addressing many issues that you may face as an individual, be aware that consumer identity theft information may not be applicable to an incident of business identity theft or fraud.


Idaho Attorney General Consumer Identity Theft pamphlet




Personal Credit Protection
Personal Credit Protection

Learn how to protect your personal credit


Business identity thieves often use the identity information (and credit) of the business owner or company officers to open new accounts, or as guarantors of fraudulent loans and lines of credit. In addition to taking actions to protect your business, it is also important to protect yourself as well. This section provides detailed explanations of important consumer credit protection tools that are available to help protect your personal credit from identity thieves.

Use the links below to learn what these tools are, how they work, and how to use them to help protect your personal credit.


Tools & Resources to Protect Your Personal Credit:

Get Your Free Annual Credit Reports                            Initial Fraud Alerts 
     
Review Your Credit Report for Fraud    Extended Fraud Alerts 
     
Credit Security Freeze    Fraud Victim Statement 
     
Active Duty Alerts    Credit Monitoring 


Protect your state business filings
Protect your state business filings

Review, Manage, and Protect Your Idaho Business Filings


If your business does not regularly review your state business filings, file your annual reports in a timely manner, or enroll in email alerts or other preventative systems that may be offered by your state, you may unknowingly attract the unwanted attention of business identity thieves.





Business Credit Reports
Business Credit Reports

Review and Protect Your Business Credit Reports


Business identity thieves can manipulate or falsify business credit records and then use these to impersonate your business, or as a part of a fraud scheme to target your business. To combat this, you should periodically review your business credit reports and the information that is being reported.

Contact the business credit reporting agencies:


Dun & Bradstreet       
Business credit website       Toll free:  1-800-234-3867 
Equifax Business credit website 

Toll free:  1-800-525-6285 
Experian  Business credit website 
Toll free:  1-888-397-3742 
TransUnion  Business credit website     Toll free:  1-800-680-7289  
 


Fraudulent Business Filings
Fraudulent Business Filings

Report and Correct Fraudulent Idaho Business Filings


In Idaho, if your state business records have been fraudulently changed or updated, contact the Idaho Secretary of State Business Entity Unit to report and correct fraudulent business filings. Contact information is provided below.

Please note that you should only contact the Idaho Secretary of State Business Entity Unit for business identity theft incidents involving fraudulent business records.

All other types of business identity theft incidents and related fraud should be reported directly to law enforcement. Also review the Business Identity Theft Victim Action List for other important steps to take.



Idaho Secretary of State
Main website:  www.sos.idaho.gov

Idaho Secretary of State - Business Entity Unit

Website:   www.sos.idaho.gov/corp/corindex.htm

Business Entity Unit telephone:  (208) 334-2301
Business Entity Unit fax:             (208) 334-2080

Mailing address:
Idaho Secretary of State
Business Entities
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho  83720-0080

           Commercial Office physical address:
Idaho Secretary of State
Business Entity Unit
State Library Building
450 North 4th Street
Boise, Idaho



Idaho Credit Security Freeze
Idaho Credit Security Freeze

Idaho Credit Security Freeze


Idaho enacted its own state law establishing the availability of credit security freezes for its citizens. The three major credit bureaus  (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) have also voluntarily made security freezes available to all Idaho state citizens. Innovis voluntarily allows consumers in all states to freeze their Innovis credit files.

Eligibility: All consumers 

Credit Security Freeze Fees:  Per credit bureau. To be effective, you should place a freeze at each credit bureau
• No cost for confirmed identity theft victims (with a copy of a police report)
• All others must pay $6.00 to place a new freeze, to temporarily lift the freeze, or to remove it entirely
• There is a $10.00 PIN replacement fee, if needed
• The freeze will remain in place until you remove it

To Place a Credit Security Freeze in Idaho:

Experian security freeze website  

Equifax security freeze website  

TransUnion security freeze website  

Innovis security freeze website  
 

Idaho Law Enforcement
Idaho Law Enforcement

Report Business Identity Theft to Idaho Law Enforcement


In Idaho, if your business is a victim of business identity theft, you should report the crime to your local law enforcement agency. In some cases, you may also report the crime to the Consumer Protection Unit of the Idaho Office of the Attorney General.

In the case of fraudulent business filings, the Idaho Secretary of State Business Entity Unit may also report or escalate to law enforcement as appropriate.

Also review the Business Identity Theft Victim Action List for other important steps to take.


State of Idaho Office of the Attorney General 

Idaho Attorney General website

File a complaint with the Idaho AG Consumer Protection Unit

Main Office phone:  (208) 334-2400

Complaints mailing address:
Office of the Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
954 W. Jefferson, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho  83720-0010


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