ITRC Solution 7
Fraudulent Use of Deceased’s Identity

If you are a surviving spouse, or the executor of the estate, you can request a copy of the decedent's credit report. The credit reporting agencies will require you to send supporting documents to prove your status. 

Related Links:

ITRC Solution SN 02 – Credit Reporting Agencies (CRA’s) Contact Information

ITRC Solution SN 10 – Filing a Police Report

ITRC Solution SN 16 – Protecting Deceased’s Identity

ITRC Fact Sheet FS 117 - Identity Theft and the Deceased: Prevention and Victim Tips   


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