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- Contact the fraud departments of any one of the three consumer reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion) to place a fraud alert on your credit report.
- Close the accounts that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently. Use the ID Theft Affidavit available from the Federal Trade Commission’s Web site www.ftc.gov when disputing unauthorized charges.
- File a complaint with the FTC. Print a copy of your complaint to provide important standardized information to the police.