Identity Theft Issues

If you've been a victim of identity theft what should you do after contacting the company that reported the suspicious charge and issuing a credit fraud report?

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May 22, 2017 3:39PM

The next step would be to review your personal security arrangements. Including, but not limited to:

  • Ensure all software on your phone/computer/tablet/etc is up to date and secured
  • Make sure the wifi/networks you access are secure
  • Change your passwords and Personal Identification Numbers (PIN)
  • Make sure anything you throw away that has your personal information on (i.e. addressed envelopes) is securely disposed of (shredded/burnt/etc) instead of just thrown in the bin

Of course, these won't be worth anything if the fraud was down to a data leak or hack outside of your control, but it's still good practice to be as proactive as you can.