ITRC Solution 15
Steps for Breach Victims 

It can be unnerving to be told that your information has been compromised in a breach. There are some steps you can take at this time. Remember, just because you’re a victim of a data breach does not mean your information will be used by an identity thief.

Your response to this breach will depend on the type of information that was compromised. Should you become a victim of identity theft, help is just a phone call or email away.

Financial Accounts:

This includes checking accounts, credit cards, money market funds, stocks, and bank accounts:

Social Security Numbers:

Other Items:

Related Links:

ITRC Solution SN 03 - Contacting the Credit Reporting Agencies to Place a Fraud Alert

ITRC Fact Sheet FS 129 - I received a security breach letter: what do I do now?


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