If You Become A Victim

If you find you have become a victim of identity theft, immediately take the following actions:

  • File a police report
  • Contact your banker
  • Notify all of those with whom you have a financial relationship
  • Tag accounts closed due to fraud, “Closed at consumer’s request”
  • Notify credit bureau fraud units
  • Establish a password for telephone inquiries on credit card accounts
  • Place a fraud alert statement on your credit report until your case is resolved (free to fraud victims)
  • Report check theft to check verification companies
  • Check the post office for unauthorized change of address requests
  • Follow up contacts with letter and keep copies of all correspondence