Identity theft is a burden and can be a very hard thing to deal with. Calling bank cards, social security , Irs , checking credit it’s a lot. There are a few things you can do if you have become a victim.. via www.irs.gov
If you are a victim of identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission recommends these steps:
File a complaint with the FTC at identitytheft.gov.
Contact one of the three major credit bureaus to place a ‘fraud alert’ on your credit records:
Equifax, www.Equifax.com, 800-525-6285
Experian, www.Experian.com, 888-397-3742
TransUnion, www.TransUnion.com, 800-680-7289
Contact your financial institutions, and close any financial or credit accounts opened without your permission or tampered with by identity thieves.
If your SSN is compromised and you know or suspect you are a victim of tax-related identity theft, make sure you follow through with paper work you need to submit. the IRS recommends these additional steps:
Respond immediately to any IRS notice; call the number provided.
Complete IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit, if your efiled return rejects because of a duplicate filing under your SSN or you are instructed to do so. Use a fillable form at IRS.gov, print, then attach the form to your return and mail according to instructions.
If you previously contacted the IRS and did not have a resolution, contact us for specialized assistance at 1-800-908-4490. We have teams available to assist.
Hope that helps you out and sorry for the burden and long tedious process of it all. Good luck