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What to Do if Your Identity Is Compromis... > Continuously Monitor Your Credit Rep... - Pg. 95

What to Do if Your Identity Is Compromised 95 Notify the federal Trade Commission Notifying the FTC is a very important step in dealing with identity theft. While the FTC does not investigate theft cases, they do document and share such information with law enforcement agencies nationwide who do deal specifically with identity theft cases. When filing a complaint with the FTC, you have three options: 1. Call the Identity Theft Hotline: (877)IDTHEFT 2. Visit their Web site to file a complaint: www.ftcomplaintsassistant.gov 3. Write to them: FTC Identity Theft Clearinghouse, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20580 Whichever path you take in notifying the FTC, be sure to document in detail all the required information within the form as accurately as possible. Be sure to docu- ment these steps which you take on notifying the FTC and the date, time, and method which you took to go about contacting them. You will need valid government docu- ments proving your identification and proof of residency when filing a report, so be sure to have all your information in order.