Report identity theft with a fraud alert
If you suspect your identity has been stolen...
If you suspect your identity has been stolen, you should immediately place a fraud alert with all of the major credit bureaus and request a credit report. Here are some practical steps to take.
- Report to the State of California - https://oag.ca.gov/idtheft/facts/how-to-registry
- Federal Trade Commission - https://www.identitytheft.gov/
- Guide to Recover from Identity Theft - https://www.identitytheft.gov/PDFs/Data_Breach.pdf
- Putting your Recovery Plan into action - FTC: Identity Theft, A Recovery Plan - a guide to assist victims of identity theft
The FTC has created a “one stop” web site to assist victims of identity theft. There’s specific instructions, guides & a support team assisting victims in recovering from identity theft.
If you are also a student...
If you become a victim of identity theft involving federal education funds or suspect that your student information has been stolen, contact:The U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General Hotline