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Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen published on

Authored by Federal Trade Commission

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation – and it can take time, money, and patience to resolve. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, prepared this guide to help you repair the damage that identity theft can cause, and reduce the risk of identity theft happening to you.
If you suspect that someone has stolen your identity, acting quickly is the best way to limit the damage. Setting things straight involves some work. This guide has tips, worksheets, blank forms, and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process. It covers:
* what identity theft victims must do immediately
* what problems may crop up
* how you can reduce your risk of identity theft

Publication Date:
Dec 12 2014
1505488362 / 9781505488364
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / General


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