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What is the phone number for the FTC identity theft hotline?

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The Federal Trade Commision's identity theft hotline is 1-877-438-4338 or TTY 1-866-653-4261. Identity theft victims can call the hotline to file a complaint. This step can ultimately lead to obtaining an identity theft report, which is meant to help victims with recovery.

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The identity theft report can be used when requesting that fraudulent information be removed from a victim's credit report. It can also be used when requesting that a company stop collecting debts resulting from identity theft. The theft report includes an ID theft affidavit, obtained when completing the request via the hotline, and a police report about the theft.

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