Your first step is to identify the type of identity theft that has occurred (financial, governmental, medical, or criminal). If you are unsure, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center toll-free at 888.400.5530.
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Next, be sure to check your credit report for any suspicious activity including different addresses, mistaken date of birth, and new credit or accounts.
Once a victim of identity theft, you must continue to take steps to minimize future risks. Stay ahead of identity thieves by being aware of the latest trends in identity theft & scams. Read "How to Stop Identity Thieves From Stealing Your Tax Refund."