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As with any crime, the more details you can provide to report identity fraud, the more helpful the identity theft report will be to investigators.
Identity theft reporting begins with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency. This includes agencies like the police department of the city where the crime occurred, the State Attorney General, the FBI, and the Federal Trade Commission. Provide as much information as possible about the theft including:
You may find yourself filling out a stack of forms and reports and it is a good idea to keep track of every one of them. Consumer reporting companies may ask for information in addition to the police report or FTC-filed complaint. Be sure to note and comply with deadlines for providing the requested documentation or you may find yourself having to resubmit your identity theft report all over again.