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Identity Theft Reporting (Federal Trade Commission)

Report identity theft and get a recovery plan at Identitytheft.gov/Steps

Data Breach

Did you recently get a notice that says your personal information was exposed in a data breach? Did you lose your wallet? Or learn that an online account was hacked? Depending on what information was lost, there are steps you can take to help protect yourself from identity theft - visit Identitytheft.gov/Info-Lost-or-Stolen for information 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Scam Reporting

  • Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration to report a phone scam. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.
  • Report phone scams to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.
  • Report an unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS, or an IRS-related component like the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

 Social Security Scam Reporting

If you receive one of these scam calls or emails, do not provide them with any information. You should:

  • Hang up immediately;

  • For Social Security impersonations, contact Social Security’s Office of Inspector General at https://oig.ssa.gov/report.

 

INTERNET CRIME: FBI COMPLAINT DESK FOR ONLINE FRAUD WWW.IC3.GOV

GRANDKID SCAM 

 

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