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What Should I Do If I Suspect Someone Has Stolen My Identity?

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:53pm

Guard against identity theft. If you've been separated from vital documents that confirm your identity and if those articles fall into the wrong hands, you may have reason to be concerned about identity theft. If you suspect that someone has stolen your identity, contact local law enforcement immediately and retain the police report for your records.

If you have a “secure checking” account, remember to monitor all of your information through the ID Protect feature. Your bank will help you replace lost checks, debit and ATM cards associated with your account. If you feel that your personal information may be in immediate danger then consider placing a fraud alert or credit freeze on your credit file. Contact the Federal Trade Commission or call the identity theft helpline at 877-438-4338 for more information.