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    • Fast facts : security freezes 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2010)
    • Identity theft prevention 

      Niegsch, Sarah (South Carolina State Library, 2003-12-16)
    • Security breach notice report 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2011-08-03)
    • Step by step : benefits fraud 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      If someone is using your personal information to get government benefits, be sure to act quickly and contact the agency that issues the benefit. This paper explains how to report benefits fraud.
    • Step by step : checks & checking account fraud 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      An identity thief may steal your paper checks, misuse the account number from the bottom of your checks or open a new account in your name. If this happens, contact the bank or financial institution and ask them to close ...
    • Step by step : criminal violations 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      If you think your identity was used by a criminal when they were issued a citation, arrested and/or charges with a crime, pull your state criminal record from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Then run ...
    • Step by step : income tax fraud 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      If you think someone has misused your Social Security number to get a job or tax refund - or the IRS sends you a notice indicating a problem - contact the IRS and/or the SC Department of Revenue immediately.
    • Step by step : investment accounts 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      An identity thief may tamper with your investments or brokerage accounts. Contact your broker to report the transactions. Be sure to report it to the Securities and Exchange Commission, also. This paper explains how to ...
    • Step by step : medical ID theft 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      If an identity thief gets medical treatments using your name, the thief’s medical information could be added to your medical, health insurance and payment records. For example, pertinent information such as blood type, ...
    • Step by step : student loans 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      An identity thief may use your personal or financial information to get a student loan. Contact the school or program that opened the loan and ask them to close it. This paper tells how to deal with affected student loans.
    • Step by step : utilities fraud 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-15)
      Utility fraud comes in several forms. The most common involves the opening of a fraudulent account - for cable, electricity, water or gas - in a consumer’s name without his or her knowledge. Report fraudulent accounts to ...