Below please find answers to some questions you may have regarding this case. Please continue to check back on this website for more information as it becomes available.
- How was my information obtained?
The government is investigating how your information was obtained. If and when that information is made public, we will advise you on this website.
- How was my information used?
The government is investigating how your information was used. For some victims, your identifying information may have been unlawfully obtained but never actually used in any other crime. For other victims, your identifying information may have been used to make unauthorized purchases of items in your name. If the government has identified you as a victim whose information may have been used to make fraudulent purchases, you will receive another letter in the coming weeks to advise you of the potentially fraudulent purchases made in your name and to request further information from you regarding those purchases. Please help us by responding to those letters as directed.
- Now that I know I am a victim of identity theft, how can I protect myself?
For information on steps you can take to protect yourself, go to http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ and follow the link for consumers.
- How can I let the government know about financial or other losses I have incurred as a result of this crime?