The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suggests seven plans of action you should take if you learn that your identity has been stolen.
What To Do
- Contact your bank and any other financial institutions handling your accounts.
- Contact the fraud department of at least one of the following major credit bureaus:
Equifax: Visit www.equifax.com or call (888)-766-008
TransUnion: Visit www.transunion.com or call (800)-680-7289
Experian: Visit www.experian.com or call (888)-397-3742
- Check your credit report every 12 months.
You can do this by visiting www.annualcreditreport.com or by calling (877)-322-8228.
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade commission (FTC).
You can do this in three ways:
- By visiting www.identitytheft.gov
- By calling (877)-438-4338
- By sending a letter to:
Identity Theft Clearinghouse
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20580
- Contact your local Social Security Administration office.
You can do this by visiting www.SSA.gov or by calling (800)-772-1213.
- Click here for more information on tax-related identity theft from the IRS or you can find a quick guide to identity theft on our website here.
- Contact the state you live in for more specific steps to take at the state level.
Click here to find links to state websites.
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Remember, you don’t have to go about this alone. Contact us if you have any concerns regarding your stolen identity!