If you think you may be a victim of financial identity theft, or know you are, you have come to the right place. Below you will find information on every aspect of financial identity theft.  Fact sheets include in-depth information about certain aspects of the problem. Solutions are shorter documents with more information about action to take. Letter Forms are pre-written forms that you can print and fill out to use in your communications during your identity theft case. You may also wish to look through the Blogs linked below for more information. If you would rather talk to an Identity Theft Information Specialist for free personalized assistance,  you can always call the toll-free call center at 888-400-5530, LiveChat with us or send an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet 100: Financial Identity Theft: The Beginning Steps

Fact Sheet 100A: Financial Identity Theft: More Complex Cases

Fact Sheet 104: My Wallet, Purse or PDA was Lost or Stolen

Fact Sheet 105: Effective Communications

Fact Sheet 106: Organizing Your Identity Theft Case

Fact Sheet 107: Requests Victims May make of the Court 

Fact Sheet 108:  Overcoming The Emotional Impact

Fact Sheet 109: The Court Experience

Fact Sheet 111:Victim Impact Statements

Fact Sheet 112:  Identity Theft Victim and Investigator Communications

Fact Sheet 114:  The Identity Theft Evidence Trail

Fact Sheet 115: When You Personally Know the Identity Thief

Fact Sheet 115A: When a Spouse is the Identity Thief

Fact Sheet 115B: Child Using Parent's Identity 

FS 116: Collection Agencies and Identity Theft

Fact Sheet 116A: Your Debt Collection Rights

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

Fact Sheet 124: Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes

Fact Sheet 125: Federal Annual Free Credit Report  

Fact Sheet 126: Checking Account Fraud

Fact Sheet 128: Reading a Credit Report

Fact Sheet 137: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Fact Sheet 139:  Dependant Adult's Credit Report





Solution 01:Clearing a Fraudulent New Account

Solution 02: CRA Contact Information

Solution 03: Contacting CRAs to Place Fraud Alert

Solution 04: Clearing Name with Collection Agency

Solution 10: Filing a Police Report

Solution 30: Clearing Financial Account Takeover

Letter Forms

Letter Form 100-1: Initial Victim of Identity Theft Statement and Fraudulent Account Information Request to Credit Issuers or Merchants

Letter Form 100-2: Confirmation of Conversation - Letter of Clearance

Letter Form 100-3: Request for Credit Line Blocking

Letter Form 100-4: Financial Account Takeover

Letter Form 116: Claim of Fraudulent Account - To a Collection Agency and/or Merchant

Letter Form 117-1: Request a Credit Report for the Deceased

Letter Form 117-2: Deceased Affidavit of Fact

Letter Form 120: Requesting a Child's Credit Report

Letter Form 124A: Request a Credit Freeze

Letter Form 124B: Request a 7-Year Fraud Alert

Letter Form 124C: Request a 90-Day Fraud Alert

Letter Form 126: Initial Victim of Identity Theft Statement and Fraudulent Account Information Request for Checking Account Fraud

FTC Complaint Form 

FTC Identity Theft Victim's Complaint and Affidavit

FTC Memorandum to Law Enforcement of Identity Theft 

FTC Credit Report Request Form 

If your Social Security number was used in the theft of your identity, it is important that you make sure that you are not also a victim of other types of identity theft.  Please take a moment to look at our Medical, Governmental, and Criminal identity theft pages. You may also find it helpful to look through a list of all of our documents to see if there is more information which may be useful to you.  Again, if you have any questions, we are here to help via phone, LiveChat or email


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