Any crime that involves wrongfully using another person’s data in a fraudulent manner is identity theft. The sooner you become aware, the less damage thieves can do.
Always check billing statements for purchases or transactions you did not make.
Credit Report Surprises
Check your credit report regularly for anything out of the ordinary.
How to check your credit report
There are three major credit reporting companies, each of which is required to provide you with one free copy of your credit report every year upon request. Contact them directly to order your reports:
We have partnered with TransUnion so you can check your credit score for free anytime you need, and as often as you want without any effect on your score. Your score is updated monthly.1