IF YOU'RE A VICTIM
Step 1: Stop Ongoing Damage
Step 2: Report ID Theft Crime
Step 3: Fill out ID Theft Affidavits
Step 4: Prevent Further ID Theft Abuse
Step 5: Monitor Your Credit Report
Step 6: Declare That You are a Victim
Preventing Identity Theft
Watching for Identity Theft
If You Become a Victim
Carlos, San Antonio
Lt. Mike, Houston
think it can't happen to you?
so did these Texans.
These are stories of Texans who have actually been victims of identity theft.
"I was horrified, because it always happens to somebody else. And then I got really angry."
— Dee, Abilene
"I'm very skeptical about leaving any personal information about myself after what happened."
— Cedric, Killeen
"For this guy to just come in and manipulate what you’ve created over a lifetime was very upsetting."
— Carlos, San Antonio
"I was looked at with a cautious eye and that was pretty devastating."
— Lt. Mike, Houston
"From what you’ve spent that went on my account, you’re living better than I am."
— Katherine, Austin
"I had no knowledge of where the money went."
— Mike, Houston
Information provided by the Texas Office of the Attorney General