Signs That Someone Stole Your Information
- Withdrawals from your account appear that you can’t explain.
- You aren’t receiving bills or other mail.
- Merchants refuse your checks.
- You receive calls from Debt collectors about debts that aren’t yours.
- Unfamiliar accounts or charges appear on your credit report.
- You receive medical bills for unfamiliar treatment.
- Your health plan rejects legitimate medical claims because records show you’ve reached your benefits limit.
- Health plans won’t cover you because medical records show a condition you don’t have.
- You receive IRS notification there is more than one tax return in your name, or income from employers you don’t work for.
- You receive notice that your information was compromised by a data breach at a company where you do business or have an account.
What to Do
- Immediately take action. The process to get your identity back can be lengthy, but it’s better than a lifetime of dealing with the actions of a criminal.
- Read the FTC instructions on what to do if your identity is stolen