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Protect Against Identity Theft

Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's identifying information, such as name, Social Security number or date of birth to commit an unlawful activity. Learn more about how identity theft happens and what you can do about it below.

If an identity thief strikes, contact:

Signs of identity theft include unexpected charges, errors on your credit report, issues with your tax return or unexpected debt collection calls. You might also notice mailed statements are missing. If you suspect someone has stolen your personal information, contact the police and your financial institution and creditors. You should also call the fraud departments at the three major credit reporting agencies:

To learn more, see the Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft information.

Fraud Departments at credit reporting agencies: