The news of a Home Depot Security Breach attack has me thinking I need to share the following information with you in case you find yourself in the position where you are the victim of identity theft.
2. CLOSE ANY ACCOUNTS THAT YOU BELIEVE HAVE BEEN TAMPERED WITH OR OPENED FRAUDULENTLY
Call and speak with someone in the security or fraud department of each company. Follow up in writing, and include copies (NOT originals) of supporting documents.
You can do this on their website or by calling the FTC’s Identity Theft Hotline.
Call and ask them if you need to file the report in person or if you can do it over the phone or on the internet.
When you file your report, bring or attach a copy of your FTC ID Theft Complaint form and any supporting documentation. Ask the officer to attach or incorporate the ID Theft Complaint into their police report.