If You Think You're a Victim of Fraud

  • Contact all of your banks and credit card issuers immediately
  • Stop using your computer and get it professionally wiped
  • Ensure all security software is up-to-date
  • Change user names and passwords to all of your email, shopping, online banking and social networking accounts
  • Get new bank cards and account numbers
  • Place a ‘stop payment’ order on missing or stolen checks
  • Place a fraud alert on your credit reports
  • Freeze your credit
  • Contact the Social Security Administration
  • File a police or identity theft report
  • Contact the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission