When it comes to phishing emails, you can forward them to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at reportp[email protected]. Text messages can be forwarded to SPAM (7726).
Remember to report the phishing attack to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.
ID Theft Protection FAQ
How to report identity theft
To report identity theft or an identity theft attempt, you must file a report with the FTC. This can be done through the IdentityTheft.gov website or by calling 1-877-438-4338. For more information, take a look at our section on
What is identity theft?
Identity theft is when somebody steals your personal information and uses it to commit fraud — whether by opening accounts in your name, applying for credit, filing taxes, or getting medical services, to name just a few.
How to prevent identity theft
There is no fail-safe way to prevent identity theft. However, there are things you can do to make it harder for thieves to steal your identity. For example, you can request a credit fraud alert, safeguard your Social Security number, use strong passwords, and check your credit report regularly. An identity theft protection service can also safeguard you from unauthorized access and use of your personal information. These services monitor credit applications, public records, websites, and databases for signs of your personal information and alert you when they identify a threat. They may also reimburse you for any losses caused due to the result of ID theft or fraud.