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If you think someone is using your number, there are several actions you can take. Note that we can only resolve Social Security number reporting problems on our own records.

Review your Social Security earnings record 

Review the earnings posted to your record on your Social Security Statement. To get your online Statement, log into your personal my Social Security account and check your account. If you see any inconsistencies, contact the Social Security Administration. We consider identity theft one of our major challenges so we have joined in government-wide efforts to prevent Social Security number misuse.

If you want to report identity theft, where someone used your personal information, including your Social Security number, to get a loan or job, file a tax return, or conduct other business, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft page. This guides you through each step of the recovery process. It’s a one-stop resource managed by the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency.

Contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for issues involving taxes

If you believe someone is using your Social Security number to work, get your tax refund, or other abuses involving taxes, contact the IRS online or call 1-800-908-4490.  

Order a free credit report

You can order free credit reports annually from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion).
Make a single request for all three credit bureau reports:

File a police report

File a report with your local police or the police in the community where the identity theft took place.

More Information
Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number
Internet Privacy Policy

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