If you think you have been a victim of fraud, please follow the steps below. Remember to document EVERYTHING through the process (dates, names of those talked to, and times of conversations).
Contact the three major credit bureaus
Request a copy of your credit report. Review your reports for any additional fraudulent activity. Request a "fraud alert" for your file and a victim's statement asking creditors to call you before opening new accounts or changing existing ones. Make sure all contact information is accurate.
Change passwords to online accounts such as email, bank accounts, credit card accounts, etc.
File police report - protect yourself from the unknown
There may be things you missed or didn’t realize were stolen. Be persistent even if the police advise against it and keep the case number and date in your records.
Contact the major check verification companies to request that retailers using their databases be notified not to accept the stolen checks.