Tag: identity theft

Take immediate action if an identity thief strikes.

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If you take action quickly, you can stop an identity thief from doing more damage. Follow these three steps as soon as possible:

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An Identity Theft Report gives you some important rights that can help you recover from the theft. To create one, file a complaint with the FTC and print your Identity Theft Affidavit. Use that to file a police report and create your Identity...

Several federal laws protect victims of identity theft.

Summary of RightsDocumenting the TheftWorking with Credit Reporting CompaniesCommunicating with Creditors and Debt CollectorsLimits on Financial Losses from Identity TheftOther Federal...

This sample letter will help you dispute fraudulent charges and permanently stop calls and letters from a debt collector. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the letter.

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This sample letter will help you get copies of the documents the identity thief used. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the letter.

Remember to include copies of the applicable enclosures and save copies for your files...

This sample letter will help you block fraudulent information from your credit reports. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the letter.

Remember to include copies of the applicable enclosures and save copies for your...

This sample letter will help you ask a business to block information on a new account. That means they must stop reporting the fraudulent information to the credit reporting companies. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the...

This sample letter will help you ask a business to block information on your existing account.That means must stop reporting the fraudulent information to the credit reporting companies. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the...

This sample letter will help you ask credit reporting companies to remove fraudulent errors on your credit report. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the letter.

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This sample letter will help you close new accounts an identity thief opened in your name. The text in brackets indicates where you must customize the letter.

Remember to include copies of the applicable enclosures and save copies for your...

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