Identity Theft Resources


Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s personal information to take on his or her identity. Identity theft can include wage and employment information, as well as credit card and mail fraud.


General steps to take to protect your personal information

  • You should be vigilant against possible ‘phishing’ communications, including from emails that appear to be (but are not) sent from a particular organization.

  • Regularly review your account statements and credit history for any signs of unauthorized transactions or activity, and remain vigilant against threats of identity theft or fraud.


Notify Human Resources of your identity theft or fraudulent claims on this Google Form.


Fraudulent Oregon Paid Leave Cases

If a fraudulent Oregon Paid Family Leave claim was made in your name then it is important to notify the Paid Leave Oregon office as soon as possible. You can contact their office at or by calling 833-854-0166.

At this time, Paid Leave Oregon is asking individuals to submit their notifications of fraudulent claims to Following this link, scroll to the bottom of the page, under Report Fraud is the option to report  Report Paid Leave ID Theft (you will need the claim id).

You may receive an additional letter titled "Identity Verification Required". You will follow the instructions on this letter and navigate to the same website,, scroll down to "Verify My Identity" and follow steps. You will enter the one-time passcode stated on that letter. 


Identity Theft Resource Guide

Identity Theft Resources Guide - Spanish Version 



If you are a victim of identity theft, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online at or call 1-877-ID-THEFT. In addition, the FTC recommends taking the following action:

  • File a police report. Get a copy of the report to submit to your creditors and others that may require proof of the crime.

  • Place a fraud alert on your credit reports and review your credit reports periodically to ensure no new fraudulent activity has occurred. See the Additional Resources section to obtain a free annual credit report.

  • Close the accounts that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.

  • The FBI encourages victims to report fraudulent or any suspicious activities to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at



  • Protect your personal information and release it only when necessary. Do not give out your personal information on the phone, through the mail, or on the Internet unless you initiated the contact or are certain you know with whom you are communicating.

  • Memorize your Social Security number and all of your passwords. Do not keep them in your wallet or purse.

  • Tear up or shred papers with personal information before throwing them away.

  • To limit the sharing of your financial information, ask your bank, credit card, insurance, and securities companies not to share your personal financial information with outside companies.

  • Check your credit card bills carefully and contact your card issuer immediately if there is any unauthorized activity on your account. Contact them if bills and other financial statements do not arrive on time.

  • Order a copy of your credit report at least once a year to check for fraudulent activity.

  • When selecting passwords, avoid using easily available information such as your mother’s maiden name, your date of birth, the last four digits of your Social Security number, your phone number, or a series of consecutive numbers.