How to Report Fraud
Unfortunately even the most careful precautions are not fool proof. If you believe you’re already a victim of identity theft, follow these easy steps to report the crime.
- Contact Columbia Credit Union immediately, so we can help you:
- Complete the paperwork necessary to report the fraud
- Investigate the incident
- Place various holds and flags on your account to help deter future attempts
- Close your account
- Contact the fraud departments at each of the three major credit bureaus to request a “Fraud Alert” on your file and order FREE copies of your credit report.
- Contact the security departments at the financial institution where you hold accounts or loans that have experienced fraudulent activity.
- File a report with your local police.
- Complete an Identity Theft Affidavit, so you don’t become responsible for debts incurred by the identity thief.
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
Need to report email abuse? If you receive suspicious email communications, please forward a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Enforcement and Government Resources
FTC – Taking Charge: What To Do If Your Identity Is Stolen
FTC – Safeguarding Your Child’s Future
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Federal Trade Commission — Identity Theft Resource Center
Clark County Sheriff