What To Do If You’re a Victim Of ID Theft

Take the following six steps ASAP, if you become a victim of ID theft.

  1. Contact Alliant (at 800-328-1935) and your other financial institutions and credit card companies to close affected accounts.
  2. Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit report. (Once one bureau confirms your fraud alert, the other two bureaus are automatically notified. Plus, you’re then entitled to order a free copy of your credit report from each bureau. Order your free copies and carefully review them.)
  3. The bureaus are:


  4. Periodically review your credit report thoroughly for any unauthorized accounts and/or credit inquiries. Close any accounts that you know, or think, have been opened fraudulently. Speak with someone in the fraud department of each of these companies.
  5. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission using its online complaint form at www.ftc.gov or by calling 877-438-4338.
  6. File a report with your local police department or the police department where the ID theft took place.
  7. Meanwhile, keep a record with copies of all correspondence and details of your conversations concerning the ID theft.
Please note: Alliant Credit Union will never initiate contact to solicit you for personal information, such as account number, credit/debit card numbers, passwords or PINs. Contact us immediately if you think unauthorized access or fraud has occurred in connection with your Alliant Credit Union accounts. 800-328-1935 (24/7).
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