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Report to law enforcement

Through this article, you will be provided with information about reporting the crime of identity theft to law enforcement.

Complete an id theft affidavit

An ID theft affidavit is a legal document, executed under oath in the presence of a notary public, that spells out that you have been the victim of identity theft.

Contact credit card company/bank

It absolutely is vital for you to contact your credit card company immediately after you learn that you have been the victim of identity theft.

Your liability

This article has been created to assist you in better understanding your own liability when it comes to identity theft or ID theft and the aftermath of this serious crime.

Dispute charges you didn't make

Through this article, you will be advised of the importance of disputing any and all charges that show up on a credit card or similar type of account that you did not make.

Close compromised accounts and open new accounts

Once a particular account has been compromised, there is really no way to ever determine whether it is secure again in the future. Your best option is to close out any account that has been compromised.

Place a fraud alert on credit report

A fraud alert is something of a red flag that is placed on your credit report by the credit reporting agency.

Monitor credit report

Through this article you will be provided with essential information pertaining to the importance of monitoring your credit report in the aftermath of becoming a victim of identity theft.

File a complaint with FTC

Specifically, this article discusses with you the need to file a report to the FTC when you have become the victim of identity theft.



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