Seniors often share their personal information with doctors and caregivers. The number of people and offices that access seniors' information put them at risk.
Types of ID Theft
There are several common types of identity theft that can affect you:
- - Someone uses your Social Security number to falsely file tax returns with the IRS or your state
- - Someone steals your Medicare ID or health insurance member number. Thieves use this information to get medical services or send fake bills to your health insurer.
- Social ID theft - Someone uses your name and photos to create a fake account on social media
ReadXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền about how you can prevent identity theft.when you are away from home for several days.
Report ID Theft Online to Get a Recovery Plan
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf you report identity theft to the FTC online, you will receive an identity theft report and a recovery plan. Create an account on the website to:
Update your recovery plan
Track your progress
Receive prefilled form letters to send to creditors
If you don't create an account, you won't be able to access the report or letters later. for detailed tips, checklists, and sample letters.
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf you report identity theft by phone, the FTC will collect the details of your situation. But it won't give you an ID theft report or recovery plan.
When to Report ID Theft to the Police
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou may choose to report your identity theft to your local police station. It could be necessary if:
You know the identity thief
The thief used your name in an interaction with the police
A creditor or another company requires you to provide a police report.
Report Specific Types of Identity Theft
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou may also report specific types of identity theft to other federal agencies.
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnMedical Identity Theft - Contact , if you have Medicare.
Tax Identity Theft - Report tax ID theft to the .
Report Identity Theft to Other Organizations
You can also report the theft to other organizations, such as:
Credit Reporting Agencies - Contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies to place fraud alerts or freezes on your accounts. Also get copies of your credit reports, to be sure that no one has already tried to get unauthorized credit accounts with your personal information. Confirm that the credit reporting agency will alert the other two credit reporting agencies.
- Report cases of identity theft due to a stay in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
Financial Institutions - Contact the fraud department at your bank, credit card issuers and any other places where you have accounts.
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnRetailers and Other Companies - Report the crime to companies where the identity thief opened credit accounts or even applied for jobs.
State Attorney General OfficesXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền - Your state's attorney general might offer tips, checklists, or an advocate to help you recover from identity theft. These resources don't replace filing an ID theft report with the FTC.
You may need to get new personal records or identification cards if you're the victim of ID theft. Learn how to replace your vital identification documents after identity theft.
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Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLast Updated: March 23, 2021