Reclaiming Your Identity
Updated: Apr 26
Reclaiming Your Identity
Learn how to claim your identity before criminals do, or reclaim your identity after criminals have used your stolen "personally identifiable information" (pii) to open fraudulent new accounts in your name.
FrozenPii.com is a free public service that makes it easy for you to start the process of claiming/reclaiming your identity. Frozen Pii gives you the information and links to the national credit reporting agencies (NCRAs) - Experian, Equifax, TransUnion - to: 1) get your free credit reports, by law, 2) correct your credit reports, by law, and 3) freeze your credit reports for free, by law.
Frozen Pii also provides you with information and links to:
Several other credit reporting agencies (CRAs) to protect against new-account fraud for utilities, TV services, cell phone services and bank accounts,
The Social Security Administration (SSA) to protect your SSA benefits, including SSA annuities, Medicare and Medicaid,
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to protect your income tax refunds,
The non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) for free ID theft victim help with expert advisers by telephone or real-time chat,
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for online identity theft victim help through IdentityTheft.gov, and
The FTC for online help for internet scams.
Frozen Pii, LLC
Frozen Pii was founded by Tom O'Malley, a retired state (1980-1985) and federal prosecutor (1986-2019) who specialized in the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime, including computer hacking, identity theft and identity fraud (2009-2019). He also is a data breach victim.
In 2015, Tom and 21.5 million other data breach victims had their classified personally identifiable information (pii) stolen from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The OPM data breach prompted him to build Frozen Pii to help his family, friends and colleagues prevent their stolen digital identities from being used by criminals to get fraudulent new-account credit cards and loans.
In 2017, Tom and 145 million other data breach victims had their personally identifiable information stolen from Equifax, one of three major nationwide credit reporting agencies.
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