Protecting Yourself against Identity Theft and Actions for Recovery

Identity theft is a complex threat, and one that costs U.S. citizens billions of dollars and lots of time annually. If your identity is stolen, here are some actions to consider that may help you mitigate the damage. Report the identity theft to the fraud department of one of the three credit reporting agencies as soon as you can. The agency will notify the other two of the theft. The agencies are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.