Top 10 Things to DO if Your ID is Stolen!Top 10 Things to DO if Your ID is Stolen!
1 - Report Identity Theft crimes to the police immediately. Ask for a copy of the police report so that you can provide proof of the theft to the organizations that you will have to contact later.
2 - Document the steps you take and the expenses you incur to clear your name and re-establish your credit.
3 - Cancel your credit cards and get new ones issued. Ask the creditors about accounts tampered with or opened fraudulently in your name.
4 - Have your credit report annotated to reflect the identity theft. Do a follow-up check three months after to ensure that someone has not tried to use your identity again.
5 - Close your bank accounts and open new ones. Insist on password-only access to them.
6 - Get new bank machine and telephone calling cards, with new passwords or personal identification numbers.
7 - In the case of passport theft, advise the Passport Office.
8 - Contact the Post Office if you suspect that someone is diverting your mail.
9 - Advise your telephone, cable, and utilities that someone using your name could try to open new accounts fraudulently.
10 - Get a new driver’s license.