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My Identity was Stolen! Now what do I do?
Unfortunately, my identity was recently stolen. Of course like any normal person I freaked out big time. “Omg, how did this happen”, “what do I do?” followed by some choice words. Of course in my mind I was figuring they were running around right at that moment opening credit accounts under my name. So I quickly tried to research what to do. I found a ton of advertisements of services to help me protect my ID such as Lifelock, but not really much of a game plan. So to help others I wanted to map out what I believe is the best things to do when your identity is stolen.
Get a Credit Report Asap- There are services that offer this for free and some you can pay for. It is up to you on which ones you want to do. But you want to first check to see if any accounts are on there, that are not your’s. If there are you should contact the credit company and explain that your ID was stolen. They will most likely cancel the account asap. Next check to see if there have been any “credit Inquiries” that are not your’s. A credit inquiry ... more
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