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Recover from Identity Theft

Challenge

Identity theft can happen to anyone at any time. It can be hard to immediately tell if you are affected, or to know who to notify. Sometimes it is hard to know how or where it actually occurred, however the impact of identify theft can still be felt.

So what should you do if you have had your identity or personal data stolen or suspect you might be a victim of identity theft?

Solutions

Act as quickly as you can. IdentityTheft.gov provides recovery steps that can guide you through the identify theft recovery process process.

Download Handout

Download and post our Recognize and Report Email Scams handout (PDF). It can help you remember how to identify and protect yourself from Phishing scams and identity theft.