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.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20580 (877) ID-THEFT (438-4338) Step to repair your identity
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse 3108 Fifth Avenue, Suite A San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 298-3396 www.privacyrights.org
Identity Theft Resource Center 9672 Via Excelencia Suite 101 San Diego, CA (858) 693-7935 www.Idtheftcenter.org