The IRS combats tax-related identity theft with an aggressive strategy of prevention, detection and victim assistance.
Questions and answers about when when someone uses your name, Social Security number, date of birth, credit card or bank account information, or other personal information without your authorization to commit fraud.
Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
A dishonest person who has your Social Security number can use it to get other personal information about you
Identity Theft Passport
The Identity Theft Passport Act established by Iowa Code section 715A.9A provides identity theft victims with a way to substantiate the crime to creditors and law enforcement.
Report Identity Theft to the Federal Trade Commission
Report identity theft to the FTC by going to IdentityTheft.gov. You decide how much information you want to report. the information you provide will be available for law enforcement. If you report identity theft using the FTC's online tool, you will receive an FTC Identity Theft Report and step-by-step recovery plan. The recovery plan includes directions, contact information and form letters.
US Senate Special Committee on Aging Fraud Hotline
Investigations and referrals of issues of fraud concerning retirement savings, identity theft, phone scams, Medicare, Social Security, and a variety of other consumer issues important to seniors and the elderly.