Routinely monitor your financial accounts and billing statements. Be alert to signs that require immediate attention:
On a regular basis, inspect:
Your credit report. Credit reports contain information about you, including what accounts you have and your bill-paying history.
Your financial statements. Review financial accounts and billing statements frequently, looking for charges you didn’t make.
The Federal Trade Commission is the source for this information. To learn more about identity theft visit ftc.gov/idtheft. Or request copies of identity theft resources by writing to: Consumer Response Center Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, H-130 Washington, DC 20580.