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Identity Theft - Additional Resources  

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Considered a one-stop national resource to learn about the
crime of identity theft, this site provides detailed information to help
you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.

Department of Justice

This site provides answers to a number of frequently asked questions regarding identity theft:

  • What Are Identity Theft And Identity Fraud?
  • What Are The Most Common Ways To Commit Identity Theft Or Fraud?
  • What's The Department Of Justice Doing About Identity Theft And Fraud?
  • What Can I Do About Identity Theft And Fraud?
  • What Should I Do To Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Identity Theft?
  • What Should I Do If I've Become A Victim Of Identity Theft?
  • Where Can I Find Out More About Identity Theft And Fraud?

Social Security Administration (SSA)

This is the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fraud Hotline. It provides an avenue for individuals to report fraud, waste, and abuse within the SSA's programs and operations and handles allegations regarding violations of law or regulations affecting SSA programs and operations.

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

This site has a number of publications and brochures of importance to consumers including:

  • Tips to Safely Conduct Business over the Internet
  • You Can Fight Identity Theft


This site provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you secure your computer, protect your personal information and be on guard against Internet fraud.