If you see charges on credit cards in your name that you did not make or did not give someone permission to make, you need to 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.
If your abuser is an “authorized user” on your card, call and write the credit card company to tell them that the person is not allowed to use your card anymore. If you find out that there are more charges on your account when you call, tell the credit card company that you dispute the charges.
If you co-signed for a loan with the abuser, you will probably not be able to get that loan off of 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 telephone, 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.