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I've been a victim of identity theft, how do I fix that?

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How did you become a victim of identity theft?  If it involved a break-in, car theft, computer or phone theft, file a police report, you'll need that to dispute any charges or accounts that are opened by the imposter.  You'll also need to put a fraud alert on your credit report, which lasts for 90 days.  Contact any of the three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian or TransUnion) to report this fraud.  The one bureau will notify the two others.  They may require you complete paperwork to place that alert.  You can also freeze your credit with all three bureaus so nobody can obtain new credit in your name.  To read more about all this, visit www.credit.about.com and at the lower left hand of the page there is a link to Fraud & ID Theft.  The next page, scroll down links to How to Place a Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report.  Sorry about your troubles, and hope this helps!

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