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  • Consumer Facts for Older Americans: Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

    Explains how to discover if you are a victim of identity theft and what to do about it. Content Detail

    By:
    National Consumer Law Center
  • How Can I Prevent Identity Theft?

    Millions of people each year become victims of identity theft. If your personal information—name, address, social security number—falls into the wrong hands, someone else may be able to obtain a credit card, secure a loan, file taxes, or transact other business in your name. Many people only find out that their identity has been stolen after a debt collector obtains a judgment against them and freezes their bank account. Be careful with your personal information and click for more tips. Content Detail

    By:
    Mobilization for Justice, Inc.
  • Prevent identity theft

    This short video provides tips to minimize your vulnerability to identity theft. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

I am dealing with identity theft (7)+

I need help writing a letter to a creditor, credit bureau or a bank (8)+

  • Letter to Credit Bureau - Identity Theft

    Use this interactive interview to create a letter to a Credit Bureau. In the letter, you will be asking for investigation and removal of items that are the result of identity theft from your credit report. You will need a copy of your credit report in hand when you start the interview. Content Detail

    By:
    Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network
  • Letter to Creditor - Identity Theft

    Use this interactive interview to write a letter to a creditor collecting a bill that is in your name, but a bill you did not authorize. You can use this letter if your credit card statement lists charges you didn't make or authorize. It can also be used in any situation where your credit or identity was used without your permission. You will need a copy of the bill in hand when you start this interactive interview. Content Detail

    By:
    Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network
  • Letter to Debt Collector - Identity Theft

    Use this interactive interview to respond to a company or law firm that is a Debt Collector, or collecting a bill that is in your name but you did not authorize. You will need a copy of their letter in hand when you start the interview. Content Detail

    By:
    Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network
  • Sample Blocking Letter to Credit Bureaus

    Use this letter as a template to request a "consumer's block," so that the credit reporting agencies can block negative information on your credit report. Remember to write each of the credit bureaus individually. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Sample Credit Report Request for ID Theft Victims

    Send this letter to the credit reporting agencies to request that a fraud alert be placed on your file, and order a free credit report. Content Detail

    By:
    New York City Consumer Financial Justice Project (NEDAP)
  • Sample Dispute Letter for New Accounts Opened in Your Name

    This letter (and the laws attached to it) can be used as a template if you need to dispute an account that was opened in your name without your approval. Use it to write to the bank, company or creditor when providing an ID Theft Report. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Sample Follow Up Letter

    Use this sample letter if the credit reporting agency does not respond to your dispute letter within thirty days. Content Detail

    By:
    New Economy Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Sample Letter for Disputing a Debit Card Charge

    Use this template to request that a fraudulent charge or debit on your bank account or credit card account be removed. Includes the relevant laws that protect consumers in these situations. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

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U.S. military personnel: identity theft resources (1)+

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