What to do if someone steals your identity

You know that protecting your identity and personal information is important. And you also know that taking steps to avoid identity theft can make a big difference. But if someone steals your identity, here’s the first thing you do: go to IdentityTheft.gov.

To get you started, watch this video on how IdentityTheft.gov helps you report and recover from identity theft.

If your identity is still all yours, you can find some ideas to keep it that way — and to share with others. If you’re wondering what’s going on in your good name, start by getting your free credit report (free to South Bay Credit Union Members.) Find out more HERE.

October 30, 2020, by Traci Armani, Consumer Education Specialist, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC