Identity theft happens when a thief steals your personally identifiable information (PII) without your knowledge to commit fraud or theft.
Knowing how to guard your personal information is your first line of defense against identity theft.
When your identity or personally identifiable information (PII) is in the hands of a fraudster, you need to act fast to minimize damage done and regain control of your identity.
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:
The goal of MITS is to provide assistance and support to residents of Michigan who fall victim to this often silent crime.
There are various types of identity theft and fraud. These resources serve to inform Michigan residents while providing recovery steps.
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 ProtectionMichigan Department of Attorney General