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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
phoneFraud Line: 1-800-525-6285 

Experian (formerly TRW)
phoneFraud Line: 1-888-397-3742

Trans Union
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

OnGuard Online

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Urges Investors to Protect Their Online Brokerage Accounts from Identity Thieves

"Online Brokerage Accounts: What You Can Do to Safeguard Your Money and Your Personal Information"

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Trade Commission
Identity Theft Home Page

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

“Id Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name”:

“How Not to Get Hooked by a ‘Phishing Scam’“:

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.

Securities Industry Association, 2003
"Identity Theft: How to Avoid Theft & What to Do If It Happens to You."

National Association of Securities Dealers
"Phishing" and Other Online Identity Theft Scams

Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)


Last Updated: October 2004