Learn how to report fraud—whether it happens by email, text message, or phone.
Texting fraud can include SmiShing, rewards scams, and spam. If you get a suspicious text message, forward it to:
You should also report the fraudelent text to:
You should also report email fraud to the FTC.
Fraudsters have many ways to try and steal details, such as your name, date of birth, address, or Social Security number.
You can contact any of the three major credit bureaus to place a fraud alert on your credit file. The alert asks creditors to contact you before opening new accounts or making changes to existing ones.
Other steps to take in case of identity theft
Learn about fraud, scams, and security on our Fraud & security resources page.