This page provides victims of identity theft with the major resources to contact. Victims themselves have the ability to assist greatly with resolving their cases. It is important to act quickly and assertively to minimize the damage. If someone is using your identifying information, (Name, Date of Birth, Social Security, etc.), to obtain credit, goods, services, real property, or medical information and/or fraudulent accounts; then you are the victim of Identity Theft.
In dealing with authorities and financial institutions. Keep a log of all conversations, including dates, times, names, and telephone numbers. Note the time spent and any expenses incurred. Confirm conversations in writing. Send correspondence by certified mail (return receipt requested). Keep copies of all letters and documents.
Once you discover you are a victim of identity theft you should notify the following:
Remember, if you have been the victim of credit fraud or denied credit, you are entitled to a free credit report. If you are a victim of fraud be sure to ask the credit bureaus for free copies. They will often provide them. Reporting Bureaus are: