Examples of Fraud:
Review the reports carefully:
Stay alert for other signs of identity theft or mortgage fraud:
Identity thieves can wreak havoc on your personal finances. However, there are things you can do to take control of the situation.
Be aware of:
If you think your identity may have been stolen or believe you are a victim of mortgage fraud, follow these basic steps:
In most cases, you should be able to resolve your identity theft problems by taking the steps outlined here. But be aware that identity theft or related credit problems may happen again. Stay alert to new signs of identity theft and if you notice anything suspicious get in touch with the company or creditor that's involved immediately. Follow up in writing.
Order a copy of your credit report from the credit bureaus every year to check on their accuracy and to make sure they only include debts and loans you've incurred. This could be very important if you're considering a major purchase, such as a house. A credit reporting agency may charge you for a copy of your report.