Why should I do if I am victim of identity theft?
The FTC advises, in cases of identity theft, that you:
Place a fraud alert on your credit reports, and review your credit reports. (See AnnualCreditReport.com for a free credit report.)
Close the accounts that you know, or believe, have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
File a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.