Identity Theft Information
A Message from the IRS Regarding Identity Theft
Information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Regarding Identity Theft
IMMEDIATE STEPS
1. Place an Initial Fraud Alert by contacting one of the following credit reporting companies:








2. Order Your Credit Reports. After you place an initial fraud alert, the credit reporting company will explain your rights and how you can get a copy of your credit report. Placing an initial fraud alert entitles you to a free credit report from each of the 3 credit reporting companies.
Experian
1.888.397.3742
Equifax
1.800.525.6285
TransUnion
1.800.680.7289
• Report that you are an identity theft victim.
• Ask the company to put a fraud alert on your credit file.
• Confirm that the company you call will contact the other 2 companies.
Placing a fraud alert is free. The initial fraud alert stays on your credit report for 90 days.

Submit a complaint about the theft to the FTC. When you finish writing all the details, print a copy of the report. It will print as an Identity Theft Affidavit.
File a police report about the identity theft, and get a copy of the police report or the report number. Bring your FTC Identity Theft Affidavit when you file a police report.
Attach your FTC Identity Theft Affidavit to your police report to make an Identity Theft Report.
3. Create an Identity Theft Report