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Michigan Identity Theft Support (MITS)

  • Digital Identity Thief

Steps

What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen

Safeguarding

Help Prevent Identity Theft

  • The most important step to take in protecting yourself from identity theft is assuring your sensitive information is secure — whether on paper, online, stored on your computer or a mobile device. 

    There are four main ways to protect your PII:

    1. Know who you share information with;
    2. Store and dispose of your personal information securely;
    3. Ask questions before deciding to share personal information; and
    4. Maintain appropriate security on your computers and other electronic devices.
  • Keep Documents and Records
    • Maintain written records of the contacts you made in the process
    • Document any dates, names, phone numbers, report or file numbers and notes
  • Keep Your Personal Information Secure
    • Ensure passwords would not be easy for a thief to figure out
    • Unless you made the initial contact, do not provide personally identifiable information
  • Keep Devices Safe
    • Ensure virus software is current on your personal computer
    • Use a firewall program

Identity Theft and Fraud

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Resources

Contact MITS

  • MITS is here to help and will provide Michigan identity theft victims with resources and guidance in determining ways to minimize damage caused by identity theft.

    To request guidance or assistance, you must complete the Request for Identity Theft Assistance form. MITS staff will contact you if they can be of service. 

    To request a phone consultation, please complete the Phone Consultation Request form

    MITS cannot provide personal legal representation.

    Contact Consumer Protection

    Michigan Department of Attorney General
    PO Box 30213
    525 W. Ottawa St.
    Lansing, MI 48909
    517-335-7632
    Toll-free for Michigan residents: 877-765-8388

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