Someone Want to Steal My Identity?
Criminals seek teen identities because the theft can go undetected for years.
A teen’s credit sits unused until he or she is old enough to obtain a credit
card or a consumer loan. A criminal steals a teen’s social security number,
impersonates the teen to obtain credit cards and loans, and does not make payments,
resulting in a low credit rating. The fraud often goes undetected until the student
attempts to use obtain credit.
What do I do if I am a Victim of Identity Theft?
1. File a police complaint.
2. Contact the credit reporting agencies www.experian.com, www.equifax.com,
www.transunion.com to place fraud alerts on your accounts
and analyze credit reports.
3. Place the passwords for your bank and credit card
accounts on hold.
4. Contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTC.com to register a complaint and fill out an ID Theft Affidavit.
5. Secure the future flow of your personal information.