Monday, May 16, 2005

What to Consider First....If You Become a Victim

If you find you have become a victim of identity
theft, immediately take the following actions:

File a police report.

Contact your banker.

Notify all of those with whom you have a financial
relationship.

Tag accounts closed due to fraud, "Closed at consumers
request."

Notify credit bureau fraud units.

Establish a password for telephone inquires on credit
card accounts.

Place a fraud alert statement on your credit report.

Request bi-monthly copies of your credit report until
your case is resolved (Free to fraud victims)

Report check theft to check verification companies.

Check post office for unauthorized change of address
requests.

Follow-up contacts with letters and keep copies of all
correspondence.

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