ID Theft – More Help & Resources
Free Credit Reports
Get a free copy of your credit report once a year at www.annualcreditreport.com You can also write or call for a free credit report.
Annual Credit Report Request Service
Contact the credit bureaus to put a fraud alert on your credit report. This alerts businesses to verify your identity before issuing credit, and stops thieves from opening new accounts in your name. If you are a victim of identity theft, you are entitled to a free credit report, even if you used the free credit report service within the past year.
Driver License and ID Cards
Report someone that used your personal information to get a driver’s license. DMV can also place a 30-day “control” on your DMV records. This locks your record so no one has access to your information for 30 days. You can also go to a local DMV office to replace a lost or stolen driver’s license.
Social Security Card
Social Security Administration
Report someone using your social security number for a job. You can also contact SSA to replace a lost or stolen Social Security Card.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Contact the IRS for tax problems resulting from identity theft.
If your mail was stolen or used to commit identity theft.
Report a lost or stolen passport to the USDS.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
(877) IDTHEFT or (877) 438-4338
The FTC accepts complaints about identity theft. They collect data about identity theft and detect patterns and trends. Lots of good information here too.
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