Identity Theft

If You Think You’ve Had Your Identity Stolen

  • Check the status of all your accounts. You need to know how bad it is.
  • Contact your creditors... by phone and by letter.
  • File a report with the police.
  • You can visit www.consumer.gov/idtheft or call 1-877-ID-THEFT to report the criminal activity to the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Contact all three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Transunion and Experian. A “fraud alert” can be placed on your account to insure that creditors verify your identity before an account can be opened.