Financial Identity Theft

Report



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 FTC cannot resolve individual complaints, but they can provide information about what next steps to take. How much information you give them is up to you. They will share your report with local, state, federal, and foreign law enforcement partners. Your report might be used to investigate cases or in a legal proceeding. Please read their Privacy Policy to learn how they protect your personal information, and when they share it outside the FTC. 

Recover




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 report identity theft and get a recovery plan: Recovery Plan

Visit Identiytheft.gov here to find detailed steps to recover: Steps to Recover

Call or Live Chat with VictimConnect

Taking Action Guide

Recovery Checklists

Guidance based on what type of financial information was stolen from you from IdentityTheft.gov 

Were you impacted by the Equifax Breach? Learn more here.

Learn How you May Get your Money Back 

Find local legal assistance with OVCTTAC.gov

Add a fraud victim statement to your credit report: Victim Statement

Stolen identity Refund Fraud PSA from IC3  

Reinforce




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.

Protection Tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center 

Sign-up for FTC Scam Alerts

If you were affected by the Anthem or Lifetime Healthcare Companies Breaches. Anthem or Lifetime Healthcare Breaches

Learn more about how to prevent Medical Identity Theft