Anaheim requires all new customers to pay a security deposit before electricity can be connected. In compliance with the Federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003, Anaheim will check your credit rating with Equifax before connecting your electric service. You must provide your Social Security number so that we may check your credit rating with Equifax. Based on information returned from Equifax, Anaheim may waive the deposit requirement. If your Equifax report indicates that a security deposit is required, you may provide Anaheim with a credit reference letter from your previous utility company. Credit reference letters must be on company letterhead and must show credit information from the previous 12 months to be considered. If Anaheim approves the credit reference letter that was provided, your deposit will be waived.