This is an excerpt from the article, “Identity Theft” For more info, please visit http://www.onguardonline.gov.
Creating an Idenity Theft Report Involves 3 Steps:
- Submit a complaint about the theft to the FTC.
Phone: 1-877-438-4338When you file your complaint with the FTC, get a copy of the FTC affidavit that shows the details of your complaint. The online complaint site explains how to print your completed affidavit. If you file your complaint by phone, ask the counselor how to get a copy of your affidavit.
- Take your completed FTC identity theft affidavit and go to your local police, or the police where the theft occurred, to file a police report. Get a copy of the police report or the report number.
- Attach your FTC Identity Theft Affidavit to your police report to make an Identity Theft Report.
Some companies want more information than the Identity Theft Report includes, or want different information. The information you need to provide depends on the policies of the credit reporting company and the business that sent the information about you to the credit reporting company.