Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, social security number, or other identifying information, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years cleaning up the mess thieves have made of their good name and credit record. In addition, identity theft victims may lose job opportunities, have loans refused, or even get arrested for crimes they didn’t commit.
For general information and how to protect yourself from identity theft, click here.
If your information has been stolen and used by an identity thief, click here.
If your information may have been stolen, but may or may not have been used by an identity thief, click here.