If you believe you have been the victim of identity theft, it is important to take immediate action to prevent further damage. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are both excellent resources for determining what steps to take to stop the damage and repair your credit.
- The FTC has published a document entitled Taking Charge: What to do if Your Identity is Stolen
- Additional FTC-published resources can be found at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/
- The CFPB has a good FAQ section on Identity Theft which can be found by searching “identity theft” at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/