Social Security Questions? Ask a Social Security Expert
You need to immediately close your bank accounts and open new ones.
You need to monitor your credit report to see if credit has been applied using your information and if so, immediately contact the lenders. The contact information for the lenders would be on the credit report. Here is information on how you can order a free credit report:
If you use debit and credit cards, you need to monitor the accounts to see if purchases have been made. If so, dispute the information with the credit reporting agencies.
As for issuance of new Social Security Card, Social Security Administration has very strict requirements. You must show that you are a victim of identity theft among other things in order to get a new number. Also, issuance of a new card would be problematic because your work history and subsequent benefits under Social Security system are linked to your Social Security Number. So, if you change your number, that would open up a whole new other problems. Click on the link below for more information: