If you think you may be a victim of governmental identity theft, or know you are, you have come to the right place. Below you will find information on every aspect of governmental 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 143: IRS and Identity Theft Issues

Fact Sheet 113: Should I Change My Social Security Number

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



Solution 7: Fraudulent Use of Deceased's Identity

Solution 11:  SSN Change Check List

Solution 16: Protecting Deceased's Identity

Solution 22: Medicare Card Tip

Solution 24: Tax Time Tips

Solution 27: Someone Working as You

Solution 34: IRS/ITRC Top 13 Things Taxpayers Should Know


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, Financial, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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