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What to Do if You Think Someone is Using Your Social Security Number: Tips from the Social Security Administration

If you think someone is using your number, review the earnings posted to your record on your Social Security Statement. To get your online Statement, go to my Social Security.

What should I do if I think someone is using my Social Security number?

By Social Security Administration
http://1.usa.gov/1TRzTo2

If you think someone is using your number, review the earnings posted to your record on your Social Security Statement. To get your online Statement, go to my Social Security.

We consider identity theft one of our major challenges. And we have joined in governmentwide efforts to prevent Social Security number misuse.

We can resolve Social Security number reporting problems on our own records. We cannot control or resolve Social Security number problems with other organizations such as credit companies, banks or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has primary responsibility for identity theft.

To contact the FTC:

  • Go to www.ftc.gov;
  • Call 1-877-438-4338 (TTY 1-866-653-4261); or
  • Send mail to: FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580.

When you have tax issues (such as someone using your Social Security number to work or get your tax refund), contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit or call 1-800-908-4490.

In addition, you can order free credit reports annually from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Trans Union). Make a single request for all three:

Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281.
Also, file a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.


More Information
Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number
Internet Privacy Policy



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