What to do:
- Review your account regularly and promptly report any activity you did not authorize.
- Consider signing up for online banking and e-statements. Online banking allows you to review your account activity more timely. Receiving your statements electronically instead of through the mail may decrease your risk of mail fraud.
- Better understand your consumer rights and learn how to order a free annual credit report annually by visiting the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
Notify your credit union and/or bank(s) and ask them to flag your account and contact you regarding any unusual activity:
- If bank accounts were set up without your consent, close them;
- If your ATM card was stolen, get a new card, account number and PIN;
- Contact your local police department to file a criminal report;
- Contact the Social Security Administration's Fraud Hotline ( 1(800) 269-0271 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, OR http://oig.ssa.gov/report-fraud-waste-or-abuse) to report the unauthorized use of your personal identification information;
- Notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of your identity theft;
- Check to see whether an unauthorized license number has been issued in your name;
- Notify the passport office to watch for anyone ordering a passport in your name;
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission;
Other helpful information and useful links
Federal Trade Commission
On Guard Online
FBI Fraud Alert
Resources from the Government