Identity Theft Protection Information You Can Fight Identity Theft
Notify your financial institution to the situation immediately. If you have disclosed sensitive information in a phishing attach, you should also contact one of three major credit bureaus and discuss whether you need to place a fraud alert on your file, which will help prevent thieves from opening a new account in your name. Here is the contact information for each bureau’s fraud division: Report all suspicious contacts to the Federal Trade Commission through the Internet at www.consumer.gov/idtheft or by calling 1-877-IDTHEFT.
NEVER provide personal financial information, including your Social Security Number, account number, or passwords, over the phone or the Internet if you did not initiate the contact. NEVER click on the link provided in an e-mail you believe is fraudulent. It may contain a virus that can contaminate your computer.