Letter to Report Unauthorized Use of a Social Security Number






When to use Letter to Report Unauthorized Use of a Social Security Number

An individual’s Social Security number is one of the most sensitive pieces of personal, identifying data that an American can possess. When someone steals an individual’s credit card number, the process of resolving that situation can be inconvenient, but it doesn’t usually impact the victim’s life all that much. But when someone steals an individual’s Social Security number, the consequences can be catastrophic. The identity thief can use that number to secure resources including lines of credit and even passports. One of the reasons why it is rare that a business requests to verify your Social Security number is that it is highly sensitive data. If you have become a victim of identity theft and your Social Security information has been compromised, please contact the Social Security Administration right away.

Overview

If you need to notify the Social Security Administration of an unauthorized use of your Social Security number or you are simply aware that an identity thief has access to this information, you can use this form to communicate the details of your situation. Alternatively, if you have already connected with the Social Security Administration online or over the phone and need to create a record of that communication and/or follow up in regards to your correspondence, you can use this form to accomplish that aim as well. Your identity is sacred and it needs to be protected. Leaving it vulnerable could tie you to unauthorized financial transactions, travel and even crime. Don’t wait. Make sure that the SSA is aware of what is happening to you as soon as you possibly can.

Alternative Names

Letter to Report Fraudulent Use of a Social Security Number
Letter to Report Unauthorized Use of an SSN
Letter to Report Fraudulent Use of an SSN