If bank accounts were set up without your consent, close them.
Contact your police department to file a criminal report.
Contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline to report the
unauthorized use of your personal identification information.
Notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of your identity theft.
Check to see whether an unauthorized driver's license number has been issued
in your name.
Notify the passport office to be on the lookout for anyone ordering a
passport in your name.
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
You will also find information that will help you guard against and recover from your theft.
File a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) by visiting
website. IC3 is a partnership
between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar
Crime Center (NW3C), with a mission to address fraud committed over the
Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, the Center provides a convenient and
easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal
or civil violation.
Document the names and phone numbers of everyone you speak to regarding the
incident. Follow up your phone calls with letters. Keep copies of all
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