Step 3: Get help from the Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) handles identity theft claims. If you believe someone stole your identity, call 1-877-438-4338 or go to identitytheft.gov and report what happened. You can also call them if you have any questions or concerns. They will tell you what your rights are and how you can protect yourself.
You won’t submit this form to the FTC, but you can keep it for your records and give it to the police if you file a complaint with them. You can also give it to creditors and to a credit agency if you disagree with something on your credit report. If you have any questions about how to fill out this form, call the FTC at 1-877-438-4338.
Once you have filled out the form, make a couple of copies of it.