Notify the authorities if you believe someone is using your personal information to commit fraud

While it’s important to do your part to practice safe surfing and stay on top of your credit activity, if a cybercriminal is successful in committing fraud in your name — such as by using your information to collect unemployment payments — there’s a chance you could end up liable. To help protect you from this, contact your local police department and inform them of what’s happening. They’ll set up a police report, which can be a helpful record in case the bad actor is successful.