Preventing and Reporting ID Theft & Scams
Seminars ~ Presentations
AARP Fraud Resource Center
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – “Scam Alerts
Identity Theft Resource Center
Scamicide – “Scam of the Day”
with Steve Weisman–
This is an excellent website listing scams, daily “Scam of the Day” and books –
Reporting ID Theft & Fraud — 7 Actions to Take Immediately or Within One Day:
Contact all banks, credit card issuers and companies with which you do business and notify
their fraud department.
: File a police report if your identity has been stolen or if a con artist scammed you.
: File a report with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – they will give
on what to do. Go to:
: Review your credit reports and place a note on each of the three main credit bureaus.
: Place either a fraud alert or credit freeze on your credit reports.
Change all online user names and passwords. Use a unique log on for each account.
: Sign up for balance and transaction alerts on all your accounts and monitor all activity.
Medical ID Theft
— In addition to the above do the following:
Contact every provider
where a thief used your medical identity such as doctors, pharmacies, laboratories, etc.
Notify them of the issue and get copies of the records.
Notify your health insurance company
about all the bills that are not yours or that you think were over billed.
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