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Steps for Reporting Identity Theft

Your wallet contains some of your most important personal items, from hard-earned money to credit cards and driver’s license. For an identity thief, your wallet offers a treasure trove of personal information. If your wallet is lost or stolen: If you suspect or become a victim of identity theft, follow these steps:

If your identity has been stolen, you can use an ID Theft affidavit to report the theft to most of the parties involved. All three credit bureaus and many major creditors have agreed to accept the affidavit. You can download the ID theft affidavit or request a copy by calling toll-free 1-877-ID-THEFT (438-4338). You can also use this website to file a complaint with the FTC.

Use this helpful infographic (PDF file) to help you remember the steps to take if your wallet or identity have been stolen.

Steps for Reporting Identity Theft
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