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Step 4. Contact ID Theft Clearinghouse

(Federal Trade Commission)

The FTC is the federal clearinghouse for complaints by victims of identity theft.  Although the FTC does not have the authority to bring criminal cases, the Commission assists victims of identity theft. Call the Counselors to report the theft; they will take the complaint and give advice on how to deal with the credit-related problems that could result from ID theft. The Identity Theft Website gives consumer’s one place to report the theft to the federal government and receive helpful information.

1-877-ID-THEFT(1-877-438-4338)
www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft

Identity Theft Clearinghouse
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20580

Also, the FTC manages the National Do Not Call Registry for the nation's consumer protection against telemarketing fraud. To register your phone number or file a complaint click on the link:  Do Not Call