IF YOUR KEYS WERE TAKEN:
Change or re-key whichever locks need to be changed for your protection.
IF YOUR CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS WERE TAKEN:
Notify your bank if you have not already done so, then call one of the three credit reporting bureaus to report the loss and ask them to put a Fraud Alert on your account so no new credit will be issued without contacting you.
IF YOUR STOLEN CHECKS OR CARDS HAVE BEEN USED:
Contact the banks and/or businesses that accepted your checks or cards to notify them of the fraud and offer to sign any Affidavits of Forgery as needed.
IF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD WAS TAKEN:
Call the Social Security Administration Fraud Hotline to notify them of the loss and get information on how to get a duplicate card.
IF YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE OR MN ID CARD WAS TAKEN AND IS BEING USED FRAUDULENTLY:
Immediately request to have a "flag" placed on your Driver's License/MN ID card when applying for a new one at the DMV.
IF NEW CHECKS OR CARDS HAVE BEEN MAILED TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS:
Call the US Postal Inspectors about mail being falsely forwarded.
IF SOMEONE HAS STOLEN YOUR IDENTITY TO GET NEW CREDIT:
Call local law enforcement to make an Identity Theft report. In Minnesota, Identity Theft becomes a crime ONLY when ANY victim suffers a monetary loss.
Carver County Sheriff's Office 952-361-1272
Also call the Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft Hotline to notify them and get further advice on how to proceed.
FTC ID Theft Hotline 1-877-438-4338 www.consumer.gov/idtheft
OTHER INTERNET SITES FOR ADVICE AND INFORMATION:
FACTS TO NOTE:
As a victim of identity theft, you can request to have your non-public records removed from the internet: