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For Merrill Lynch Clients
If you have any questions or concerns about your Merrill Lynch accounts please contact us or speak directly to your Financial Advisor. If you are a client in the U.S. you can also call the Merrill Lynch Service Center at 1-800-MERRILL (637-7455).  If you are located outside of the U.S, please call toll free +1-609-818-8900.

Credit BureausEquifax 
http://www.equifax.com
phoneFraud Line: 1-800-525-6285 

Experian (formerly TRW)
http://www.experian.com
phoneFraud Line: 1-888-397-3742

Trans Union
http://www.transunion.com
phoneFraud Line: 1-800-680-7289

INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCES - PLEASE NOTE: Equifax, Experian and Trans Union may maintain local credit reporting / fraud prevention operations in countries outside of the U.S. For further information, please consult their respective Web sites noted above.

Other Resources
Anti-Phishing Working Group
http://www.antiphishing.org

OnGuard Online
http://onguardonline.gov/phishing.html

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
www.sec.gov

SEC Urges Investors to Protect Their Online Brokerage Accounts from Identity Thieves
http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2005-158.htm

"Online Brokerage Accounts: What You Can Do to Safeguard Your Money and Your Personal Information"
http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/onlinebrokerage.htm

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsprg98/cons.html

Federal Trade Commission
Identity Theft Home Page
www.consumer.gov/idtheft

phone Call in the U.S. 1-877- IDTHEFT (438-4338)

“Id Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name”: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/idtheft.htm

“How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘Phishing Scam’“: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts/phishingalrt.htm

Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee (UK)
Web site developed through a collaborative effort between financial bodies, the government and the police to combat the threat of identity theft in the UK.
http://www.identity-theft.org.uk/

Securities Industry Association, 2003
"Identity Theft: How to Avoid Theft & What to Do If It Happens to You." 
  http://www.sia.com/publications/pdf/Identity_Theft.pdf

National Association of Securities Dealers
"Phishing" and Other Online Identity Theft Scams
http://www.nasd.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&ssDocName=NASDW_010734

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
http://www.ots.treas.gov
  http://www.ots.treas.gov/docs/4/48951.pdf

 

Last Updated: October 2004