PDF version of this fact sheet includes a copy of the Fraudulent Transaction/Account Information Form referenced below and a review of the federal law regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act § 609(e) [15 US Code § 1681].
You may use the form provided with this information sheet to ask creditors or other businesses to give you copies of applications and other business records relating to transactions or accounts that resulted from the theft of your identity.
Working with Law Enforcement
When you file your police report of identity theft, the officer may give you a form to request information from creditors or other businesses. If the officer does not do this, you may use the form provided here. After you receive the documents from the business, give copies to the officer investigating your case.
Contacting a Creditor or Other Business
When you call a creditor or other business to report the identity theft, explain that you will be sending a request for applications and other business records relating to the fraudulent transactions or account. Ask where you should send your request and if any proof of your identity or affidavit of identity theft is also required.
Fraudulent Account Information Request Form
The Fraudulent Account Information Request Form is provided to help you request the information from businesses. You are not required to use it. If you choose to use the form, make copies of it. Fill out one copy for each creditor or business. Send each creditor or business a completed and signed form. Enclose a copy of your police report of identity theft. If a business asked you to send proof of identity, send the proof or affidavit requested. Also include a copy of the enclosed federal law provided in the PDF version of this fact sheet.