Identity Theft

Federal Trade Commission – About Identity Theft
This site explains identity theft, how it can happen, what the effect is, what do to protect yourself, and what to do if you've become a victim.

Federal Trade Commission – Facts for Consumers – Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
This site offers detailed identity theft information including immediate steps you should take if you become a victim, charts to help you keep track of who you have called for help, and how to resolve specific problems.

Federal Trade Commission – Facts for Consumers – Military Personnel & Families Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
This site offers identity theft information specifically for military personnel and their families.

Federal Trade Commission – Filing a Complaint with the FTC
This site offers identity theft victims information about how to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

Better Business Bureau - Tips on purchasing identity theft insurance
This site explains what identity theft insurance is, how it works, and things to consider before making a purchase.

Identity theft victim checklist
Consumer Privacy – Consumer Information Sheet 3 – Identity Theft Victim Checklist
This site explains what to do and who to contact if you become the victim of identity theft. It includes sample letters to credit bureaus and creditors.

Identity theft information request form
Consumer Privacy – Identity Theft Victim's Request for Fraudulent Transaction/Account Information
This site provides a form for identity theft victims to request information on personal accounts that contain fraudulent information or transactions.

Child identity theft
Consumer Privacy – Consumer Information Sheet 3B – When Your Child's Identity is Stolen
This site explains what to do if your child's identity is stolen.

Deceased identity theft
Consumer Privacy – Consumer Information Sheet 3C – Identity Theft and the Deceased
This site explains what to do if the identity of someone who is deceased is stolen.