Recovery from Identity and Credit Card Theft


The following are steps that needs to be taken immediately in order to recover your Identity and minimize your damages.

They also include important phone numbers, links and resources that will help you in the recovery process , please read all:

1. The first place to go is to the official-Federal Trade Commission (FTC) web site -which provides comprehensive guides.

FTC's guides:

Download this PDF file (from FTC) or go to

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt04.htm

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/freereports.htm,

Online information and complaint form: http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft

Fraud affidavit form: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/affidavit.pdf

Phone: 877-438-4338 Identity Theft Hotline

The following are additional helpful information and topics to the FTC guides:

2. Copy of your credit reports from your three credit reports. The primary contact numbers are:

3. Check and banking fraud. .
To report fraudulent use of your checks:

4. Fraud involving U.S. mail. ..

Phone: (800) 275-8777

Web: www.usps.com/postalinspectors.

Form: www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud/MailFraudComplaint.htm.

5. Social Security number (SSN) misuse.

Phone (800) 269-0271 for SSA fraud hotline

Complaint form : www.socialsecurity.gov/oig

Phone: (800) 772-1213. to order a SSN replacement

Form www.socialsecurity.gov/online/ss-5.html

Phone: (800) 772-1213 to order Personal Earnings and Benefits Estimate Statement :

Web: www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-7004.html

6. Passports lost.

Web: www.travel.state.gov/passport/lost/lost_849.html

7. Student loans misuse :

Phone: (800-647-8733)

Web: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/hotline.html?src=rt

8. Driver's license number misuse.

web: http://www.aamva.org/

9. Remove your name from mail marketing lists

(Direct Marketing Association)
Mail Preference Service, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.
Web: www.dmaconsumers.org.

10. Remove your phone number(s) from telemarketing lists

Do Not Call Registry: (888) 382-1222
Web:www.donotcall.gov

11. U.S. Dept. of Justice.

The DOJ for federal identity theft cases.
Web: www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/idtheft.html

12. FBI Internet Fraud Complaint Center. Report on fraud and phishing.

Web: www.ifccfbi.gov

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