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My purse was stolen. My Medicare card was in it and that has

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My purse was stolen. My Medicare card was in it and that has my SS# ***** it. Is there any thing I should do to protect my identity?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, there is.

File a Police Report. Then go to the local office of Social Security Administration and file a report. Click here for contact information:

https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp

https://www.ssa.gov/agency/contact/

File complaint with FTC, this would generate Identity Theft Affidavit.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft

https://www.identitytheft.gov/

Also contact all three major credit Reporting Agencies (Experian, Equifax, and Transunion) to put a security freeze on your account. With this you would be notified if someone tries to apply for credit using your information.

http://www.experian.com/consumer/security_freeze.html

http://www.equifax.com/help/credit-freeze/en_cp

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs

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