Protect your identity

​​​If you believe you are a victim of identity theft:

  • File a police report to document the crime for your creditors. Make sure you get the report number and a copy.
  • Report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission at 877-438-4338 (toll-free) or the FTC complaint assistant​.
  • Contact all your creditors such as your bank or credit union, credit card company, cellphone provider and other utilities, and your health insurance provider.

You have been hacked, now what?

  • Update your computer’s security software (virus and firewall protection) and run it to scan for viruses and malicious software (malware).
  • Set your security software, Internet browser, and operating system (Windows or Mac OS) to update automatically.
  • Change your passwords; if you use similar passwords for other accounts, change them as well. Use strong passwords: eight to 12 characters mixed with numbers, letters and symbols.
  • Check the advice your email provider or social networking site has about restoring your account.

Che​ck a license​

Whether you are considering an exciting new investment, getting ready to buy insurance, or applying for a payday or title loan, always be sure to check to make sure the individual or company you are working with is licensed.

Check a license now.​

Licensed payday and title lenders​

Complaint or questions? 


888-877-4894 (toll-free)

Financial services​

866-814-9710 (toll-free)