This kit is designed to help you work through the process of resolving your identity theft
case and clearing your name. While there are many general identity theft resource
guides available, this kit was specifically developed to provide assistance to Floridians
who are identity theft victims, as well as individuals in other states who had their
personal information fraudulently used in the state of Florida.
Navigating through the system as an identity theft victim can be a lengthy and confusing
process. As you contact law enforcement, creditors, and financial institutions, it is
important that you keep track of the actions you take and retain a record of your
When your identity is stolen your personal identifiers can be misused in a variety of
different ways. As soon as you become aware that your information has been misused,
there are several basic steps you should take that apply to nearly all kinds of identity
Report the incident to the fraud department of the three major credit bureaus.
• Ask the credit bureaus to place a "fraud alert" on your credit report.
• Order copies of your credit reports so you can review them to see if any
additional fraudulent accounts have been opened in your name or if any
unauthorized charges have been made to other accounts.
• Request a victim's statement that asks creditors to contact you prior to opening
new accounts or making changes to any existing accounts.
Contact information for the three major credit bureaus is as follows:
A guide for victims of identity
theft, detailing what to do
and who to contact.