Ways to Recover from Identity Theft

What to Do If You’ve Been Victimized by Identity Theft

With the increasing reliance on technology to conduct financial business, identity theft is on the rise. In fact, identity theft affects nearly 10 million Americans every year, making ID fraud protection through credit monitoring more necessary than ever. 

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Reporting Fraud

The first move you should make is contacting your local or state police. Following this phone call, you can contact your postal inspector, the FBI, your credit card company, your bank, and any other agency you feel appropriate depending on the type of identity theft.

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Getting Help

Start by getting proactive. ID Theft Prevention is ID Theft Protection.

The best place to start protecting your credit is with a fresh credit report. Your credit report is the hub for all of your financial information. If there’s a problem with your credit or if you’ve been a victim of identity theft, it will be reflected in your credit report. You can obtain a copy of your credit report safely and securely by clicking here.

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Restoring Credit

Clearing up your credit can be an arduous and lengthy task. Persistence and attention to detail are critical. Federal laws are in place for correcting credit report and billing errors. These laws help prevent debt collectors from contacting you regarding debt that you don’t actually owe. The information below will help you understand your rights, restore your credit and ultimately clear your name.

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