Request Letter for Getting Business Records Related to Identity Theft
[Your City, State, Zip Code]
[Name of Company]
[Address specified by the company for 609(e) requests, or, if none is specified, the address for the Fraud Department or Billing Inquiries Department]
[City, State, Zip Code]
RE: Request for Records Pursuant to Section 609(e) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act
[Description of fraudulent transaction/account]
[Dates of fraudulent transaction or Account Number (if known)]
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am a victim of identity theft. The thief [made a fraudulent transaction/opened a fraudulent account] in my name with your company. In accordance with section 609(e) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681g(e), I am requesting that you provide me copies of business records relating to the fraudulent [transaction/account] identified above. The law directs that you provide these documents at no charge, and without requiring a subpoena, within thirty (30) days of your receipt of this request. I am enclosing a copy of the relevant federal law and the Federal Trade Commission’s business education publication on this topic.
Enclosed with this request is the following documentation, as applicable:
- Proof of my identity: A copy of my driver’s license, other government-issued identification card, or other proof of my identity; and
- Proof of my claim of identity theft:
A copy of the police report about my identity theft; and
A completed and signed FTC Identity Theft Affidavit or alternative affidavit of fact.
Please provide all records relating to the fraudulent [transaction/account], including:
- Application records or screen prints of internet/phone applications
- Payment/charge slips
- Investigator’s summary
- Delivery addresses
- All records of phone numbers used to activate or access the account
- Any other documents associated with the account
Please send these records to me at the above address.
[If applicable: In addition, I authorize the law enforcement officer who is investigating my case to submit this request on my behalf and/or receive copies of these records from you. The law enforcement officer’s name, address and telephone number is: [insert officer name, address and telephone]. Please also send copies of all records to this officer.
If you have any questions concerning this request, please contact me at the above address or at[your telephone number].
Enclosures: [List only those items that you are enclosing]