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Contact the banks and/or businesses that accepted your checks or cards to notify them of the fraud and offer to sign any affidavits of forgery as needed. Encourage the banks and businesses to pursue charges against any identified suspects.
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Change or re-key corresponding locks.
Notify your bank immediately and then call the three credit reporting bureaus to report the loss and ask them to put a fraud alert on your record so no new credit will be issued without verification of your identity.
Call the Social Security Administration fraud hotline to notify them of the loss and get information on how to get a duplicate card.
Apply for a new license and “flag” your license as stolen at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Call the United States Postal Inspector about mail being falsely forwarded at 1-800-372-8347
Call the Police Department and make an identity theft report. In Minnesota, Identity Theft becomes a crime only when any victim (person or business) suffers a monetary loss. Also call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-438-4338 to notify them and get advice on how to proceed.