If someone is using your personal or financial information to make purchases, get benefits, file taxes, or commit fraud, that's identity theft.
The Identity Theft Recovery Plan booklet published by the Federal Trade Commission provides detailed advice to help fix problems caused by identity theft. To view the booklet in its entirety, click here
The Identity Theft Recovery Plan gives you the ability to:
Get a personal recovery plan that walks you through each step
Update your plan and track your progress
View letters and forms to send to credit bureaus, businesses, and debt collectors
Report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission