Recovering from identity theft

theft

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  Financial Counselor Todd Christian from Cambridge Credit in Agawam and Mike Wilk from the Chicopee Police Department.

Protecting yourself from IDENTITY THEFT:

  • File identity theft report
  • Get free copies of your credit report.
  • Place a 90 day initial fraud alert on your credit report/consider placing a seven year extended fraud alert
  • Close new accounts opened in your name
  • Contact the companies where the fraud occurred, and remove bogus charges from your accounts.
  • Correct your credit report.
  • Fill out an Identity Theft Victim’s Complaint and Affidavit

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