If you are a victim of identity theft, report it immediately
Here are some things you should do.
- Contact the three major credit bureaus and have them place a fraud alert on your credit report.
- If a credit card was involved, contact the credit card company and close the account.
- Contact your local law enforcement agency and file a report.
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
- Document all conversations so you know whom you spoke to and when.