Identity Theft-Related Links

Refer to these external links for accessing additional information pertaining to identity management. These are trusted websites of federal government agencies and national credit reporting agencies. Each is considered a knowledgeable source.


Links to Federal Agencies

»Federal Trade Commission: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
The FTC provides information, trends and pertinent crime statistics. Frauds include: credit card, loan, document and benefits, and utilities- and employment-related fraud.

»Federal Trade Commission: Military
Discussions include threats to military families and the Active Duty Alert.

»Social Security Administration: Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
Tips to protect your SSN and corrective measures.

»Internal Revenue Service: Identity Theft and Your Tax Records
How identity theft can compromise your status with the IRS and an exploration of contemporary scams. Provided is a link to the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit: Form 14039.

»Annual Credit Report
Platform used to request your free, annual credit report.

Used to remove your name from pre-approved credit lists.

» Department of Health & Human Services: Health Information Privacy Explains HIPPA and your rights.

» Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: Identity Theft and Fraud Discusses fraud, scams, and Internet banking.

»Department of Justice: Identity Theft and Identity Fraud

» Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Federal website offering guidance on proactive protection

Credit Bureaus
Excellent sources for information concerning identity theft.


Links To Private Organizations

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»National Cyber Security Alliance
A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) provides tools and resources to empower home users, small businesses, and schools, colleges, and universities to stay safe online.

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