Identity Theft Educational Website
 
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Identity theft is a serious crime that occurs when someone uses your name, social security number, credit card number or other identifying information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes.

There are numerous ways in which identity theft can occur – money missing from your checking account, fraudulent or suspicious charges on a credit card or a new account opening in your name, to name a few.

While you cannot completely prevent ID theft from occurring, there are ways to protect yourself. Taking proactive steps now can reduce the debilitating impacts of the crime and help you restore your good name more quickly.

Education is the key. Safeguard yourself against this crime today.

Identity Theft News Headlines

FTC and states challenge “charity” telefunders responsible for 1.3 billion robocalls

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 12:07:37 -0500 - By Lesley Fair

You know those friendly calls from people contacting you on behalf of charities whose missions are close to your heart?

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Community Advocate Center: Listening to what consumers have to say

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 11:08:24 -0500 - By Daniel Kaufman, Acting Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection

Wondering what you can do to help protect consumers in your area? The FTC just launched an initiative aimed at partnering with legal aid organizations to expand outreach to lower-income members of the community. The goal: to connect people who have experienced fraud and other consumer problems with an easy way to report it and with advice to help them recover.

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