Sometimes people fall victim to scams. If it happens, here are steps to take:
Check your credit report to ensure no one is trying to open credit using your credentials. The three major credit reporting companies are Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.
Put an initial fraud alert on your credit report. This alert makes it harder for someone to open an account in your name because a business must verify your identity before it can issue credit. The alert stays valid for 90 days.
Check your bank account and credit card statements for any unusual activity.
Contact a financial institution directly if you think an account there may have been breached.