Pre-approved credit cards:
Call toll-free 1.888.567.8688
(will be requested to provide social security # for processing)
To file a complaint about suspected violations, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1.888.225.5322.
Place a continuous credit “fraud alert” on your credit report.
Get a locking mailbox for incoming mail and use a USPS drop box for outgoing.
Place a hold on your mail when going on vacation.
Have banking checks mailed to your financial institution.
Keep a list of all your account numbers and the telephone numbers in case of loss/theft.
If You Are a Victim of Identity Theft
Close all affected accounts immediately. Request that they indicate “closed at consumer’s request.”
Call police and file a report. Get a copy for your records and to submit as proof to all creditors.
Contact all creditors/banks/credit reporting agencies.
Complete an I.D. Theft Affidavit.
Place a fraud alert on your credit report that requires creditors to contact you before opening any new accounts.
Stop payment on outstanding checks.
Request new ATM/credit cards.
Change all passwords and PINS.
Contact your Postal Inspection Service if you believe your mail has been tampered with.
Set up a folder to keep a detailed history of the crime. Keep a log of all your contacts and make copies of all documents.
Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to see if another license was issued in your name.