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How to Recover from Identity Theft

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Identity theft is when a person steals someone’s personal information. They then pose as that person and commit fraud or other crimes. Identity thieves often go after your name, Social Security number, account number, or date of birth.

IdentityTheft.gov can help you report and recover from identity theft. You will explain what happened. Then, you’ll get a personal recovery plan. If you create an account, you’ll get help with each step and tracking your progress. IdentityTheft.gov will even help you create the forms you’ll need. 

 

Need more help? 

Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) coordinates the Victim Legal Assistance Network (VLAN). VLAN provides free legal and holistic services to crime victims in Montana. Apply for free help for crime victims

Get started on your Identity Theft Recovery Plan: www.identitytheft.gov

Last Review and Update: Sep 07, 2017
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