37 Identity Theft Resources
Consumer Action’s ID Theft Library has consumer education materials, teaching guides, and even a Fraud Bingo Game. Many of this nonprofit organization’s materials are in multiple languages; use the Quick Menu to the right to find other languages.
Consumer Action’s Privacy Information Project website contains privacy news and resources.
The Federal Trade Commission’s identitytheft.gov provides comprehensive information for consumers and businesses and links to publications. Information for consumers is in English and Spanish.
The FTC also has other fact sheets, alerts and materials about about Privacy and Security.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit information and advocacy organization, devotes a section of its website to information about Identity Theft & Data Breaches.
The Report on Child Identity Theft from the Carnegie Mellon University CyLab describes how identity thieves are targeting children for unused Social Security numbers.
Free counseling for identity theft victims is available from the nonprofit Identity Theft Council.
The nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center produces annual reports about Data Breaches.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit information and advocacy organization, tracks a Chronology of Data Breaches.
Medical Privacy and Identity Theft
The Federal Trade Commission offers information about Medical Identity Theft: How to Minimize Your Risk.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit information and advocacy organization, offers information about Medical Privacy.
Online Privacy and Security
The nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center offers tips on Social Networking and Identity Theft.
Wise Up about Wi Fi: Tips for Using Public Wireless Networks from the Federal Trade Commission will help you keep your personal information secure when you’re using Wi Fi.
If you’re getting rid of your old computer, read the Federal Trade Commission’s The Download on Disposing of Your Old Computer.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit information and advocacy organization, provides information about Online Privacy & Technology.
Go to the U.S. Government Online Privacy and Security Portal, OnGuard Online, for comprehensive information about safeguarding your personal information when you’re on the Internet.
Disposing of Personal Information Safely
The Federal Trade Commission offers advice for Military Personnel & Families Fighting Back Against Identity Theft.
- Identity Theft
- How To Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
- How Your Personal Information Can Be Accessed
- Credit Card Fraud
- What To Do if You’ve Been The Victim of Identity Theft
- Sample Letter to New Creditor
- Sample Letter to Existing Creditors
- Sample Letter to Credit Bureaus
- Prosecuting Identity Theft