Help Prevent Post-Mortem Identity Theft

The National Funeral Directors Association recommends notifying the following when someone dies to help avoid post-mortem identity theft:

– Social Security Administration
– Veteran’s Administration (if the decedent formerly served in the military)
– Defense Finance and Accounting Service (military service retiree receiving benefits)- =Office of – – — Personnel Management (if the decedent is a former federal civil service employee)
– U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (If the decedent was not a U.S. citizen)
– State Department of Motor Vehicles (If the decedent had a driver’s license)
– Credit card and merchant card companies
– Banks, savings and loan associations and credit unions
– Mortgage companies and lenders
– Financial planners and stock brokers
– Pension providers
– Life insurers and annuity companies
– Health, medical and dental insurers
– Disability insurers
– Automotive insurer
– Mutual benefit companies
– All three credit reporting agencies: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion
– Any memberships held by the decedent (ex: health clubs, professional associations, clubs, library etc.)