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What to do first when your identity is stolen

The Federal Trade Commission [1] has a new resource to help people whose identity is stolen, to report the [2] theft and begin the restoration process at IdentityTheft.gov [1].  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 [6].