It’s no secret, everywhere you look you are told of the dangers and increasing volume of identity theft.  Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to improve credit score after falling victim to this horrific crime. Unfortunately, this crime happens far too often.  Perhaps when you’re waiter swiped your credit card he also kept the number for his own personal use.  Or maybe the thieves lifted your information when you used your credit card at the gas pump, or they simply intercepted your mail and are now living the high-life on your good name.  The scenarios are too numerous to count, but the devastation can have an impact for years to come.  If you have been victimized you must take action to not only limit the immediate financial impact, but you must also take measures to improve your credit score as well, as it has likely taken a beating through no fault of your own. The credit bureaus and creditors are not going to know that you were a victim, and they will report all of the activities of the thieves on your credit report unless you are proactive and take action to improve credit score calculations by eliminating this negative information.  While the time and effort involved in this process can be overwhelming for most, you, fortunately have the option of enlisting professionals to assist you in working with the bureaus to fix the problem and improve credit score. We will now outline some of the steps that you must take immediately upon recognizing that you have been a victim of identity theft. 1.    Order a copy of your credit report from all 3 bureaus. The first thing you must do is figure out how much damage has been done.  In most cases, the item that tipped you off to the problem is not the only instance of the problem.  The thieves have likely used your identity to secure credit from multiple creditors, running up the balances, and leaving you to suffer the impact.  After obtaining a copy of your 3-in-1 report, go through each account making note of which are your legitimate accounts and which are fraudulent.  These fraudulent accounts will have a negative impact on your credit score and knowing will guide you as you fight to improve your credit score going forward. 2.    File a police report. The next thing you need to do is file a police report.  This will become very important as you work to improve credit score.  Because the problem has become so prevalent, today you can likely just phone your local police department and file the report over the phone.  Make sure to get the report number from...