The Federal Trade Commission offers four tips on what to do if you believe your identity has been stolen.

  1. Contact the fraud departments of any one of the three consumer reporting companies to place a fraud alert on your credit report.
  2. Close the accounts that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
  3. File a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.
  4. File your complaint with the FTC.