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Information provided by the Utah Office of the Attorney General
www.idtheft.utah.gov

Identity Theft

Report - www.idtheft.utah.gov, the ID Theft Central, which is the official law enforcement web site from which claims are reported to local, state or federal law enforcement agencies.

Repair - The site provides information to assist individuals who are victims or suspect they may be victims of identity theft. It is intended as a general guide of steps you will need to take to resolve the problems created by ID theft.

Research - Learn about Utah's identity theft legislation and how to protect yourself from identity theft legislation and how to protect yourself from identity theft scams, and other schemes to obtain your identity.

How ID Theft Central Works

Visit www.idtheft.utah.gov, Login to report identity theft.

Step-by-step instructions walk you through the ID theft resolution and reporting process. They also guide you through setting up a 90-day or 7-year Fraud Alert to help protect you from additional identity theft crimes.

A Utah Attorney General's incident number is issued to your report. Each incident number is used to track updates and information regarding the status of the report. The incident number is also applied to a printable affidavit and ID theft report.

Based on crime location of occurrence, IRIS identifies the police department with jurisdiction over investigating each crime. The identity theft report is automatically delivered to that department.

A responding investigating officer verifies your report, issues a case number and provides agency's contact information.

Case numbers issued by law enforcement go directly to your secure IRIS account. Victims are provided a printable ID theft Report and Affidavit that may be used to help clear your name and credit history.

Steps to Clear ID Theft

  1. Organize your case
    Organize your case by keeping detailed records.

  2. Contact all financial institutions and creditors
    Contact your financial institution or creditor and notify them of the theft. Close all affected accounts.

  3. Initiate a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze
    Contact one or all of the credit reporting agencies and place a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze on you credit account to protect your credit information.

  4. Contact the Police or file a report on ID Theft Central website
    Report your identity theft incident to law enforcement and make sure you are provided a Case Number. Financial institutions and creditors often require a Case Number to begin clearing your name.

  5. Review your Credit Report
    Review your credit report from each credit reporting agency. Identify any new accounts or requests for credit that you did not initiate. Contact the Credit Reporting agency concerning any discrepancies.

Protect Your Identity

Register to stop Telemarketers from calling:
National Do Not Call Registry
Call: 1-888-382-1222
Online: www.donotcall.gov

Opt-in or Opt-Out of firm offers of credit or insurance:
OptOutPrescreen.com
www.optoutprescreen.com

Lock up you credit by adding a Consumer Credit Freeze to your credit file.

Credit Reporting Agencies:
Experian: www.experian.com
Equifax: www.equifax.com
TransUnion: www.transunion.com
Free Credit Report: www.annualcreditreport.com

Social Security Administration:
www.socialsecurity.gov

File a mail fraud report:
https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/contactUs/filecomplaint.aspx

Shred all documents containing personal information before discarding.