Someone used your company's identity fraudulently (i.e., name, address, ID numbers) to gain services, credit, or financial gain and defraud creditors and suppliers, financial institutions, the business' owners and officers, unsuspecting consumers and even the government.
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident or chat with an online support specialist at the FTC Complaint Assistant. The FTC will create a report number and a copy of the report for your records.
The more national reporting data that’s collected, the better the chance law enforcement has to catch the criminals and decrease online crime. Reporting a fraudulent incident will also assure that you have accurate documentation in order to aid in your recovery. Please consider reporting your incident to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Once processed, complaints filed via their website may be referred to federal, state, local, or international law enforcement or regulatory agencies for possible investigation. Any investigation opened on any complaint is initiated at the discretion of the law enforcement and/or regulatory agency receiving the complaint information. Reporting the incident at IC3 will not result in a call back for assistance.
The following resources have been gathered and vetted in order to better serve you. These resources have been chosen to help simplify the process of recovery after a cyber incident has taken place. With these resources you may need to contact organizations outside Fraudsupport.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Visit Identitytheft.gov to create a recovery plan
Visit Identitytheft.gov here to find detailed steps to recover
Find local legal assistance with OVCTTAC.gov
Call or Live Chat with Identity Theft Resource Center
For information on Business “Tax ID Theft” visit our Tax Scam resources
If your Social Security number was stolen, visit our Social Security resources
Once the proper organizations have been notified and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce your cybersecurity. Let’s take action and strengthen your cybersecurity with the following resources and tools.
“Business Identity Theft in the US” by the National Cyber Security Society