Credit cards: Carefully check your credit card statements.
If you see charges on your credit cards that you did not make or did not give someone permission to make, you can write the credit card company and tell them. This is called disputing the charges. The Federal Trade Commission has instructions and a form to help you. Under federal law, you don’t have to pay more than $50 for charges you didn’t make or give permission for someone else to make. You may be able to dispute the charges online or over the phone. Do this within 60 days. To protect your rights under federal law, send a letter if the charges aren’t reversed immediately.
If your abuser is an “authorized user” on your credit card, you can’t dispute their charges. Call the credit card company. Tell them that you want to remove the authorized user and get a new credit card number.
Loans: If you co-signed for a loan with the abuser, you may not be able to remove that loan from your credit report.
Did your abuser use your information to make it look like you co-signed for a loan? The abuser may have committed identity theft. If this happened, put a fraud alert on your credit reports and report the identity theft. Putting a fraud alert on your credit report means that it will take longer for you to get approved for new credit. But it will stop your abuser from taking out new credit in your name.
Think about other accounts like cell phone, iTunes or cable service that your abuser might have access to. Contact those companies and change your access codes. In some cases, you may need to close your account and open a new one.