Identity Theft: What to Do if Your Identity is Stolen
If you have ever been a victim of identity theft, it is a frightening time of one’s life. In just a blink of an eye you lose all rights to freedom―you no longer have access to your own finances and no longer exist as your own person.
How to recover from identity theft
Debt and finances can be a sensitive subject to discuss, especially with loved ones. If you have been a victim of identity theft and want to move forward in rebuilding your credit and financial future, contact us today.
What to do when someone steals your identity
If you are, or suspected to be, a victim of identity theft or fraud and are wondering what to do when someone steals your identity, it is advised by the Government of Canada to file a report with local authorities and/or to follow the steps below:
- Contact your local police force and file a report.
- Contact your bank/financial institution and credit card company.
- Contact the two national credit bureaus and place a fraud alert on your credit reports.
Equifax: Toll free 1-800-465-7166
TransUnion: Toll free 1-877-525-3823
- Always report identity theft and fraud. Contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.