The FTC also offers more information to protect yourself after a data breach.
Learn how to report and recover from identity theft at Identity
If you suspect or know of an individual or business not complying with federal tax laws, report the tax fraud to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
In addition to losing your money to someone who had no intention of ever visiting you, you may also have unknowingly taken part in a money laundering scheme by cashing phony checks and sending the money overseas and by shipping stolen merchandise (the forwarded package).
In another recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the conversation to a particular social networking site, where the talk often turned intimate.
Visit Equifax’s website dedicated to this breach to learn if you were impacted.
You will need to provide your last name and the last six numbers of your Social Security number.