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.