These websites provide information on steps you can take to protect your credit and identity.
Federal Trade Commission
This site provides a document titled ID Theft: When Bad Things Happen To Your Good Name that includes information on steps to follow if you are a victim of identity theft.
Steps to Follow If You Are a Victim
Government Identify Theft Site
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
A nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission to empower and raise awareness of consumer information privacy issues and consumer advocacy.
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration is the government agency responsible for issuing and managing SSNs. The agency's official site walks you through who to contact, when, and why. It also links to two useful fact sheets:
Fact Sheet: When Someone Misuses Your Number (05-10064)
Fact Sheet: Social Security-Your Number and Card (05-10002)