Have you become the victim of identity theft 'outside' the tax administration system?
If you become the victim of identity theft outside of the tax system or believe you may be at risk due to a lost/stolen purse or wallet, questionable credit card activity or credit report, etc., you are encouraged to contact the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit, toll-free at 1-800-908-4490.
You will need to fill out the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit, Form 14039. Please be sure to write legibly and follow the instructions on the back of the form.
Here are other places that can assist identity theft victims.
- Federal Trade Commission
You may also use the FTC's Complaint Assistant
- Social Security Administration
Actions to take in the case of identity theft
- Internet Crime Complaint Center
IC3 is a partnership among the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Identity protection home page