You should alert the police in your city that someone stole your identity. If the identity theft happened because someone stole your wallet or purse, you should also report the crime to the police department in the city where the crime occurred.
Ask the police for a copy of your police report and give them a copy of the FTC complaint form that you filled out. If police cannot give you a copy of their report, ask them to sign your FTC complaint form and write the police report number in the Law Enforcement Report section. It may be helpful to bring a copy of the FTC’s Memo to Law Enforcement with you.
A police report along with the FTC complaint form will give you stronger protection than just the FTC complaint form alone. These two documents together make up your identity theft report.