Identity Theft — and Recovery

If someone is using your personal or financial information to make purchases, get benefits, file taxes or commit fraud, that's identity theft.
The Federal Trade Commission has created a comprehensive booklet to guide you through the recovery process. Chapters include:
- What to do Right Away
- What to do Next
- Other Possible Steps
- Steps for Certain Accounts
- Special Forms of Identity Theft
- Sample Letters and Memo
- Know Your Rights
- Data Breaches and Lost of Stolen Info