Millions of Americans have their identity stolen each year. While many have heard about Identity Theft, most don’t even realize they are a victim until an unfamiliar charge appears on their credit card statement, they review their credit report, or they are contacted by a debt collector.
Being a victim of identity theft can be a frustrating experience. Knowing how to protect yourself is your first line of defense. However, if you should find yourself in this situation, we want to do what we can to help you restore your credit and stop further damage from being done. Below are some resources you may find useful for education yourself or for dealing with identity theft.
Before you become a victim of Identity Theft:
Reduce your risk of identity theft (ARTICLE)
Tips to help protect you from becoming a victim. (PDF)
If you become a victim of Identity Theft:
Steps to follow as soon as you have become a victim. (PDF)
Information to help minimize the damage to your credit. (PDF)
Contact information for the three credit reporting agencies. (PDF)