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.
Visit IdentityTheft.gov to report identity theft and get a recovery plan
IdentityTheft.gov 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 a 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 Trans Union).
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.
Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number