Identity Theft Recovery Checklist

PERSONALIZED IDENTITY THEFT RECOVERY CHECKLIST

Choose your situation(s) from the list below to find out which steps you should take on the following pages. Print out the page and check off the boxes once you’ve completed each step.

#1 – Contact your creditors and banks to deactivate the affected accounts. Read More >>

#1 – Contact your creditors and banks to deactivate the affected accounts. Read More >>

#2 – Order your credit reports from all three credit bureaus to look for unauthorized accounts and credit inquiries. Read More >>

#3 – Alert the credit bureaus and ask them to place an initial 90-day fraud alert on your credit reports. Read More >>

#2 – Order your credit reports from all three credit bureaus to look for unauthorized accounts and credit inquiries. Read More >>

#7 – Sign up for a credit monitoring service to alert you to any new activity or fraud on your credit reports. Read More >>

#2 – Order your credit reports from all three credit bureaus to look for unauthorized accounts and credit inquiries. Read More >>

#3 – Alert the credit bureaus and ask them to place an initial 90-day fraud alert on your credit reports. Read More >>

#4 – Contact the financial institution behind the unauthorized account to ask for more details. Explain to them that you did not open the account, and you want it closed and removed from your credit report. Read More >>

#5 – File an ID Theft Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Read More >>

#6 – File a police report both locally as well as in the jurisdiction where the fraud took place. Read More >>

#7 –  Sign up for a credit monitoring service to alert you to any new activity or fraud on your credit reports. Read More >>

#8 – Closely inspect your bank and credit card statements each month for unauthorized transactions. Read More >>

#9 – Consider placing an extended fraud alert or even a security freeze on your credit reports. Read More >>

#3 – Alert the credit bureaus and ask them to place an initial 90-day fraud alert on your credit reports. Read More >>

#4 – Contact the financial institution behind the unauthorized account to ask for more details. Explain to them that you did not open the account, and you want it closed and removed from your credit report. Read More >>

#5 – File an ID Theft Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Read More >>

#6 – File a police report both locally as well as in the jurisdiction where the fraud took place. Read More >>

#7 – Sign up for a credit monitoring service to alert you to any new activity or fraud on your credit reports. Read More >>

#8 – Closely inspect your bank and credit card statements each month for unauthorized transactions. Read More >>

#9 – Consider placing an extended fraud alert or even a security freeze on your credit reports. Read More >>

#7 – Sign up for a credit monitoring service to alert you to any new activity or fraud on your credit reports. Read More >>

#10 – Contact the credit bureaus and follow their dispute guidelines. Read More >>

#2 – Order your credit reports from all three credit bureaus to look for unauthorized accounts and credit inquiries. Read More >>

#7 – Sign up for a credit monitoring service to alert you to any new activity or fraud on your credit reports. Read More >>

#8 – Closely inspect your bank and credit card statements each month for unauthorized transactions. Read More >>

#11 – Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles for the appropriate forms and procedures. Read More >>

#7 – Sign up for a credit monitoring service to alert you to any new activity or fraud on your credit reports. Read More >>

#12 – Report a missing passport to the U.S. Department of State. Apply for a replacement at your local passport agency. Read More >>

#13 – Visit your local Social Security office for a replacement card. Read More >>

#14 – Contact your bank to place stop payments on missing checks, and report them to the major check verification companies. Read More >>

#2 – Order your credit reports from all three credit bureaus to look for unauthorized accounts and credit inquiries. Read More >>

#7 – Sign up for a credit monitoring service to alert you to any new activity or fraud on your credit reports. Read More >>

#8 – Closely inspect your bank and credit card statements each month for unauthorized transactions. Read More >>

#15 – Contact your bank or creditor to verify that they sent your statement to you. If it was sent but you did not receive it, contact your local post office. Read More >>

#16 – You will need to file an impersonation report with the police and have your identity confirmed. Consider hiring an attorney to clear your name. Read More >>