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Steps if You Are a Victim

If you suspect misuse of your personal information to commit fraud, take action immediately. Keep a record of all conversations and correspondence when you take the following suggested steps:

Step #1 - Contact your bank(s) & credit card issuers immediately so access to your accounts can be protected.

Step #2 - File a police report with your local police department.

Step #3 - Contact the three major credit bureaus and request a copy of your credit report. The major credit bureaus and their phone numbers are: Trans Union (800) 680-7289, Experian (888) 397-3742, and Equifax (800) 525-6285.

Step #4 - Be aware of when monthly statements and bills are received in the mail. Missing mail can indicate that someone has requested an unauthorized address change.

Step #5 - Maintain a written chronology of what happened, what was lost and the steps you took to report the incident to the various agencies, banks, and firms impacted.