What to do first when your identity is stolen

The Federal Trade Commission has a new resource to help people whose identity is stolen, to report the theft and begin the restoration process at IdentityTheft.gov.  In addition to engaging in the FTC process, we recommend the following basic first steps:

This is a short and far-from-comprehensive list to get started on when you have your identity stolen.  If you  need help protecting yourself from further fraud, contact a ShindelRock tax professional.