If you are the victim of identity theft please get and keep all papers, receipts, cancelled checks, and mail from companies, etc. related to this crime. We may contact you to get these items if needed and you should keep copies for your records.
There are some groups you should contact if you are the victim of identity theft. Some may ask for the incident number you will receive once your online report is submitted, reviewed, and approved:
Obtain a copy of your credit report every year to ensure it is accurate.
Avoid mail theft by obtaining a locked mailbox and dropping off outgoing mail at the local post office or postal mailbox.
Do not give out your personal information or credit card number over the phone unless you initiated the call.
No bank or other financial businesses should send you an email asking you to enter credit card information, passwords, social security numbers, or other personal information. Often these fake emails will contain links to pages that look real but are not.
Protect your social security number and only give it out when required by law.
Shred credit card offers and bank statements before you throw them away.