What should I do if I suspect my identity of being stolen?

Your first step is to take away the thief's ability to do further damage by freezing the account they are using, or cancelling any card they have gotten in your name. You then need to notify police for a report and have all the information ready for them that lead you to believe your identity was stolen. Once you file your report with the police department you need to contact one of the three credit bureaus and place a fraud alert on your account. The standard alert is for 90 days and will flag any attempts to open new accounts with your information.

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1. How do I get an Order of Protection?
2. What can be done about a barking dog?
3. How do I file charges against somebody?
4. How do I file a complaint against an officer?
5. What should I do if I suspect my identity of being stolen?
6. Do you do fingerprinting?
7. Where do I get a solicitor permit to go door to door in the city?
8. How do I file a Freedom of Information Request?
9. Where can I get a copy of the city ordinances?
10. How do I protect myself against or prevent ID theft?
11. Does the East Peoria Police Department solicit over the phone or door to door?