ID Theft Links
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC helps victims of identity theft by providing them with information to help resolve the financial and other problems that can result from this crime. File a complaint with the FTC by contacting the FTC’s Identity Theft Hotline by telephone:
- Toll-free: 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338)
- Mail: Identity Theft, Clearinghouse, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20580.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
If you’re having trouble getting your financial institution to help you resolve your banking-related identity theft problems — including problems with bank-issued credit cards, call the FDIC Consumer Call Center at:
- Toll-free: 1-800-934-3342
- Mail: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Division of Compliance and Consumer Affairs, 550 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20429
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
The FBI is a federal criminal law enforcement agency that investigates cases of identity theft.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
If you believe someone has assumed your identity to file federal Income Tax Returns, or to commit other tax fraud, call:
- Toll-free: 1-800-829-0433
For assistance to victims of identity theft schemes who are having trouble filing their correct returns, call the IRS Taxpayer Advocates Office:
- Toll-free: 1-877-777-4778
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Direct allegations that an SSN has been stolen or misused to the SSA Fraud Hotline:
- Toll-free: 1-800-269-0271
- Fax: 410-597-0118
- Mail: SSA Fraud Hotline, P.O. Box 17768, Baltimore, MD 21235
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
The USPIS is another federal law enforcement agency that investigates cases of identity theft.