Skip to main content

Identity Theft Warning Signs

The following are some examples of common warning signs of identity theft:

  • You find unfamiliar accounts or charges on your credit report
  • Your credit score drops suddenly
  • You are denied credit
  • Your checks are no longer accepted
  • You no longer receive certain mail
  • You receive bills or credit cards for services/accounts you are not familiar with
  • You are contacted by debt collectors for services/accounts you are not familiar with
  • You get notice that your information was compromised by a data breach at a company where you do business or have an account
  • You see withdrawals from your bank account that you can’t explain
  • You receive bills from medical providers for services you didn’t receive
  • Your health plan rejects your legitimate medical claim because the records show you’ve reached your benefits limit
  • A health plan won’t cover you because your medical records show a condition you don’t have
  • You receive notice from the IRS that more than one tax return was filed in your name, or that you have income from an employer you don’t work for