Security & Risks » Identity Theft

The protection of one’s personal information is the type of thing that every online trader needs to be able to take for granted. At optionsXpress, we consider it to be among our most important responsibilities.

We encourage you to further educate yourself about identity theft and remain alert to Internet safety.

Report Identity Theft

If you are a victim of identity theft, we encourage you to take appropriate steps to protect yourself and your account:

  • Let us know. Contact optionsXpress at (888) 280-8020 and report that you are a victim of identity theft.
  • File a report with your local police department.
  • Report fraudulent charges and accounts by phone in a timely manner and follow up with a letter.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
  • Request a current copy of your credit report and review it carefully for new or suspicious accounts.
  • File a report with the 3 major credit bureaus and request a fraud alert be posted to your report: