a consumers toolkit to protect himself from Identity theft

Your Identity Theft Toolkit

If you have been a victim of identity theft, these forms and sample letters can help you try to get your credit back in order.

Your Identity Theft Toolkit


If you have been a victim of identity theft, these forms and sample letters can help you try to get your credit back in order:

Wallet and Purse Inventory: Use this form to keep track of the important documents you carry in your wallet and purse. If they are stolen, you’ll have this inventory at home to use when calling about your stolen documents.

ID Theft Affidavit: Fill this out if you are a victim of identity theft. (ID Theft Affidavit in Spanish)

Identity Theft Contact Log: Use this form to track the people and agencies you contact about your stolen documents.

ID Theft Sample Letters

To Credit Reporting Agencies: Inform Credit Reporting Agencies that you are a victim of identity theft.

To Creditor: Report an account or loan you did not open.

To Creditor: Report unauthorized charges.

To Bank: Report unauthorized debits

To Credit Reporting Agencies: Place security freeze on your credit file

Support Documents

Include a copy of these documents with your letter:

  • Driver’s License
  • Police Report
  • ID Theft Affidavit
Instructions for using sample letters

Replace bold text with the information requested.

Mailing Instructions

Send by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested. This will give you proof that your letter was sent and received.

County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs. Last change: Dec. 10, 2013

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