Clifton Park, NY asked in Identity Theft for New York

Q: I gave my full name, address, e-mail, and credit card number to phone scammer. Do I need to contact the IRS and police?

I have contacted the 3 credit bureaus and added fraud alert. I sent a complaint to FTC. I cancelled my credit card and just paid for one year of credit monitoring with IdentityForce. Am I legally responsible if they use my identity to open accounts, conduct criminal activity, and so on? I don't know what more I should do.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You did enough. If you did not give your social security number too, you are fine. Cancelling the card is sufficient. There has been no crime yet, so the police would not get involved. The IRS has nothing to do with this.

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