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. View the booklet (PDF) in its entirety.
The Identity Theft Recovery Plan gives you the ability to:
You may also go to the Identity Theft website to print pre-filled letters and forms.