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Reporting Identity Theft

Here are some tips if you are a victim of ID theft.

  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at or by calling 1-877-438-4338.
  • File a report with the local police.
  • Report the incident to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling 1-800-441-2555.
  • File an Identity Theft Affidavit (Form 14039) with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus:
    Equifax:, 1-800-525-6285
    Experian:, 1-888-397-3742
    TransUnion:, 1-800-680-7289
  • If you believe you may be a victim of identity theft or discover a fraudulent PA personal income tax return was filed using your identity, please contact the Fraud Detection and Analysis Unit at 717-772-9297 or for assistance.
  • Close any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.

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