Identity Theft

Information about protecting yourself from identity theft and what to do if your identity is stolen.

What To Do if Someone Takes Your Identity

Many people deal with the results of identity theft.  Here are 4 steps you can take to recover from identity theft. By following these steps, you will end up with an Identity Theft Report. This report will be helpful in getting fraudulent information removed from your credit report, stopping companies from collecting on debts that resulted from identity theft and getting information from companies about accounts the identity thief opened or misused.

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By: Iowa Legal Aid

Getting a Free Credit Report

Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. You may request your free credit report online, request your report by phone or request your report through the mail. Free credit reports requested online are viewable immediately upon authentication of identity. Free credit reports requested by phone or mail will be processed within 15 days of receiving your request.

This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.

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By: Iowa Legal Aid

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