File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. By sharing your identity theft complaint with the FTC, you will provide important information that can help law enforcement officials across the nation track down identity thieves and stop them. The FTC can refer victims' complaints to other government agencies and companies for further action, as well as investigate companies for violations of laws the agency enforces. Click
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Spotlight on Reporting Action Plan:
Write down the name of everyone you talk to, what he or she tells you, and the date the conversation occurred. Use Chart Your Course of Action to help you.
Follow up in writing with all contacts you've made on the phone or in person. Use certified mail, return receipt requested, so you can document what the company or organization received and when.
Keep copies of all correspondence or forms you send.
Keep the originals of supporting documents, like police reports and letters to and from creditors; send copies only.
Use this form to record the steps you've taken to report the fraudulent use of your identity. Keep this list in a safe place for reference.
If you are a victim of phishing, others in your community will be, too. The sooner you report it, the sooner you can help protect your community against these criminals!