What should I do if an identity thief files for bankruptcy in my name?

If you believe someone filed for bankruptcy in your name, contact the U.S. Trustee in the region where the bankruptcy was filed. The U.S. Trustee Program refers cases of suspected bankruptcy fraud to the United States Attorneys for possible investigation and prosecution.

First, write a letter to the U.S. Trustee in the region where the bankruptcy was filed. You can find regional offices at www.usdoj.gov/ust or in the Blue Pages of the phone book under U.S. Government Bankruptcy Administration. The U.S. Trustee can’t provide you with legal help so you may want to consider hiring an attorney to help convince the bankruptcy court that the filing is fraudulent.

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