Who should you contact in case of identity theft?
Who should you contact in case of identity theft? Report identity (ID) theft to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online at IdentityTheft.gov or by phone at 1-877-438-4338.
How do you fix someone stealing your identity?
- File a Claim with Your Identity Theft Insurance.
- Notify Companies of Your Stolen Identity.
- File a Report with the Federal Trade Commission.
- Contact Your Local Police Department.
- Place a Fraud Alert on Your Credit Reports.
- Freeze Your Credit.
How much does it cost if your identity is stolen? The total cost of identity theft in 2020 was $56 billion, the highest number in recorded history. Identity fraud scams cost victims $43 billion and traditional identity fraud cost victims $13 billion, according to a 2021 study by Javelin Strategy & Research.
How long does it take to fight identity theft? On average, it can take 100 to 200 hours over six months to undo identity theft. The recovery process may involve working with the three major credit bureaus to request a fraud alert; reviewing your credit reports to pinpoint fraudulent activity; and reporting the theft.