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SOLVED: What if My Identity is Stolen?

We give you the tools you need to reclaim your good name.

If your personal information has been compromised because of a security breach, check your credit cards for suspicious charges.

If your name and Social Security number are stolen, contact the three credit bureaus and put a fraud alert on your account, which requires lenders to verify your identification. Call the Federal Trade Commission's ID Theft Hotline (877-438-4338) and visit the agency's identity-theft page for instructions on reporting ID theft.

For more information on preventing identity theft and what to do in case you become a victim, see Guard Against Identity Theft.

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