Identity Theft

Identity Theft Basics

How to protect yourself, warning signs, and what to do if your identity is stolen.

Reducing the Risk of Identity Theft

Simple things you can do to protect yourself from ID theft before it happens.

Getting Your Free Annual Credit Report

How to get a free credit report from the three credit reporting agencies every year.

Reviewing Your Credit Report

What to look for when reviewing your credit report and how to correct any errors.

Security Freezes

A security freeze stops the major credit reporting agencies from sharing your credit information with potential creditors.

Fraud Alerts

A fraud alert is a warning to potential creditors that your personal identifying information has been compromised.

Data Breaches

A data breach occurs when an unauthorized person or computer hacker views or steals your personal identifying information. Here's what to do if you're a victim.

Filing an Identity Theft Police Report

If you are an ID theft victim, report it to your local law enforcement.

More Helpful ID Theft Resources

These resources have additional information or might be of help for your problem.

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.