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Posted on July 30, 2017 by in Credit Fraud & Monitoring, Identity & Privacy, Personal

Are You a Victim of Identity Theft?

If you are an IdentityForce member‚ call us at 877-694-3367. Our experts can help guide you through the recovery process.

If you are NOT one of our members‚ you should IMMEDIATELY:

  • Place a fraud alert with the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and Transunion).
  • Request free copies of your credit reports and review them carefully.
  • Freeze your credit reports to prevent any lender (e.g. a bank, car salesperson, or credit card company) from pulling or viewing your credit reports.
  • Close any fraudulent accounts you discover by contacting the companies involved.
  • Contact the credit bureaus to dispute incorrect information and place a consumer statement on your credit report.
  • Request a copy of your medical insurance payment history from your health insurance carrier.
  • Review public records to identify any false criminal records, lawsuits, leins, and judgments.
  • Request a copy of your statement of benefits from the Social Security Administration
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
  • File a police report in your local jurisdiction.

ONGOING steps you can take to prevent fraudulent accounts from being opened using your personal information:

  • Monitor your credit card and bank statements on an on-going basis.
  • Consider enrolling in a credit monitoring service.
  • Track all your correspondence.
  • Keep copies of everything.
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides recommendations to help you track your information, in addition to SAMPLE LETTERS and FORMS that you can use when contacting companies and agencies.