SSN Has Been Compromised or You Suspect It's Been Compromised? What Should You Do?
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If you know or suspect that your Social Security Number (SSN) has been compromised, there are steps you should take to report the fraud and help protect yourself.
Contact the Social Security Administration
- Consider establishing a MySocialSecurity account with the SSA in order to track and monitor the use of your SSN.
- The SSA also offers additional blocks (eServices block and Direct Deposit Fraud Prevention block) that can be added to your account once set up.
Report the Identity Theft to the FTC
- Check out our client guide for more details on how to report to the FTC.
Report the Fraud to the SSA Office of the Inspector General
- OIG’s fraud hotline at 1-800-269-0271
- Submit a report online here.
Add a Fraud Alert and/or Credit Freeze with the Credit Reporting Agencies
- Check out our client guide for more details on how to add a fraud alert and/or freeze.
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