Victimized By Identity Theft - What To Do?
Scam prevention expert Sid Kirchheimer outlines the steps you should take if you are victimized by identity theft—or merely suspect you may have been.
Contact a Law Enforcement Agency
It's unlikely that your
local police department will solve the case—or even investigate it.
Still, filing a police report may help you regain your good name—and
your good credit rating—with creditors and credit reporting bureaus.
After contacting your local police, you may also need to notify the
police department that oversees the location where the identity theft
most likely occurred.