Additional Steps

  • If your bank accounts have been tampered with close those accounts, destroy any checks and cut up any ATM cards. Ask for password protection when opening new accounts.
  • If your checks have been stolen or misused, stop payment on all checks. Open a new account and reissue checks to legitimate creditors. Also, ask your bank to notify its check verification company to stop giving approval for any of the stolen checks.
  • If you believe your investments or brokerage accounts have been tampered with, report it to your account manager and the Securities and Exchange Commission. 1-800-SEC-0330 www.sec.gov
  • Even if you think a problem is resolved, check your credit report every six months for several years after your identity was stolen.
  • If you suspect your name and SSN are being used by an identity thief to get a driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card in your name, contact your Department of Motor Vehicles.

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