Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It's a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation - and can take time, money, and patience to resolve.
If you suspect that you have been a victim of identity theft, review the Federal Trade Commission website
on Identity Theft.
Reporting Identity Theft
Print a copy of the Identity Theft Counter Report Form (PDF)
. Fill out and sign in the presence of a Police Officer.
Be aware of the latest telephone scams, for more information visit the Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration website.