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Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. Identity thieves may rent an apartment, obtain credit, or establish a telephone account in your name. Consumers victimized by identity theft may lose out on job opportunities, be denied credit for education, housing or cars, and even be arrested for crimes they did not commit.
The best ways to avoid identity theft are to:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Provides detailed information to minimize the risk of identity theft and what to do if you are a victim. You can also file a complaint.
1-877- FTC-HELP (382-4357)
Identity Theft Resource Center
Provides victim and consumer support, as well as public education.
Organizations included in this brochure are provided as a resource only. They may not be appropriate for everyone. Please call if you need further assistance or additional resources.
This information is available to download or print as a PDF file: Identity Theft