Report and Recover from Identity Theft

Is someone using your personal information to open new accounts, make purchases or get benefits? Report it at IdentityTheft.gov and get a free personal recovery plan.

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In today’s connected world, personal information sometimes falls into the wrong hands. And that can lead to identity theft. It might start with an unfamiliar charge on your credit card. A business might not accept your check. Or a debt collector might call you about a bill that isn’t yours. You’re not alone. Identity theft can happen to anyone. Stay calm. Visit identitytheft.gov to report it and get a personal recovery plan.

Identitytheft.gov helps you create an identity theft report. This report proves to businesses that someone stole your identity and it makes it easier to fix problems caused by identity theft. To create an identity theft report, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Identitytheft.gov guides you through each step of the recovery process.

You can generate the letters and forms you need. Track your progress. And keep detailed records of people you’ve talked to. No matter what your identity theft situation is, identitytheft.gov can help because recovering from identity theft is easier with a plan.

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