What to Do if Your Social Security Card is Lost or Stolen

If you've lost your Social Security card, don't delay in contacting the Social Security Administration to report and replace your lost card. Find out how.

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11 Steps to Take If You Lose Your Wallet

You’ve lost your wallet—or it’s been stolen—and your first instinct is to panic. But resist this urge. Instead, here's what to do when you lose your wallet.

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Reporting Identity Theft to Police: Steps to Take and Things to Know

Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.

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How to Help Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft — Because Prevention Is Impossible

Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.

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Credit Reports vs. Credit Scores

Credit reports vs credit scores. What is the difference between them, and how is each one affected if your identity is stolen?

How to Dispute a Credit Report in 4 Easy Steps

Credit report mistakes can be a common occurrence for consumers. Disputing a credit report is a process. Here's how to do it in four easy steps.

4 Fast Ways to Build Your Credit

If you have no credit history, you’ll struggle to qualify for auto loans, mortgages or even most credit cards. Here's how to build credit fast.

What Is a Credit Freeze? Why Should I Freeze My Credit?

A credit freeze gives you power to seize control of your financial information by preventing the release of your credit score by credit reporting agencies.

What Is a Good Credit Score?

Do you know your credit score? Did you know you have more than one? Do you know what makes a good credit score or how they’re calculated? Lenders and creditors know, and you should, too.

What to Do if Your Social Security Card is Lost or Stolen

If you've lost your Social Security card, don't delay in contacting the Social Security Administration to report and replace your lost card. Find out how.

11 Steps to Take If You Lose Your Wallet

You’ve lost your wallet—or it’s been stolen—and your first instinct is to panic. But resist this urge. Instead, here's what to do when you lose your wallet.

Reporting Identity Theft to Police: Steps to Take and Things to Know

Stay informed about the latest identity theft news and stories about what law enforcement and elected officials are doing to protect consumers from becoming victims.

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ID Theft Recovery

If someone steals your identity, you could face costs and hassles. That’s why it’s smart to know how to recover from identity theft. Find out what to do to help restore your personal and financial life, and your good name.

ID Theft Protection

Your identity is worth protecting. Identity theft happens when criminals use your personal information to open lines of credit, obtain medical care, file for a tax refund, and more — all in your name. Learn how ID theft protection can help.

Scams

Whether you’re online or on your phone, criminals are there, too. They want to trick you into giving them money or personal information. Avoid being a victim. Get tips and information to help you fight back and stay safer.

Credit Reports

Credit reports can have a big impact on your life — affecting everything from finding a job to getting a loan. And did you know you have more than one? Find out why, as well as what’s in your credit reports.

Tax Fraud

You could be a victim if identity thieves commit tax-related crimes or fraud in your name. That includes filing for a fake tax refund. Learn how to help protect yourself against tax-fraud scammers.

Credit Card Fraud

No one wants to become a victim of credit card fraud. Learn what to do when criminals make purchases or open new credit cards in your name. And find out how to help protect against it from happening.

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