Identity Theft and Protecting Yourself
The Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft website explains what to do in case you become a victim of identity theft and tips to help prevent it.
You can also get tips and report suspected internet crimes at the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
Steps To Take When Your Identity Has Been Stolen
According to the NC Department of Justice, victims of identity theft should do the following:
- File a Police Report
- Close the Affected Accounts
- Notify the Credit Bureaus
- Notify the Federal Trade Commission
Details on each step and more can be found at the Department of Justice's ID Theft Victims web page.