theft is a difficult and complex crime. It not only affects
people on a financial level, but also on an emotional level.
Our office understands the frustration, anger and fears that
identity theft victims experience and will work to help you
prevent becoming a victim of this ever-growing problem. If
you are already a victim, we will work with you and any federal
agencies to assist in a quick resolution so that you may begin
rebuilding your financial and personal life once again.
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Sponsored by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. This site covers
both privacy and identity theft issues. We especially
recommend the sections on new entries (the most up-to-date
information), privacy fact sheets, case histories, and
speeches and testimony. "Nowhere to Turn" is
the most comprehensive survey/report done on identity
theft victims today.
This site is maintained by Mari Frank, a victim and an
attorney who has become a nationally recognized expert
in the field. She also has a book and a kit, "From
Victim to Victor." This resource is very helpful
for those who feel they can't write a good letter themselves
or who have a rather complex case.
The Federal Trade Commission maintains this site and it
is full of good information. You should register the identity
theft with them. You can reach them toll-free: 1-877-IDTHEFT.
The FTC keeps a database of identity theft crimes reported
to them. The statistics they collect are helping to force
legislators take this crime seriously. The FTC also works
with law enforcement to link cases and find imposters
who may be repeating this crime in other locations.
U.S PIRG is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization
that works for stronger privacy laws.
Check out a business or a possible scam with the Better
Written by Evan Hendricks. A newsletter published about
22 times a year about privacy and identity theft information.
Includes lawsuits, legislation and information on the crime.
National White Collar Crime Center.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
US Government Accounting Office (facts and figures).
This is a good general research area on a variety of topics
including pending federal privacy and identity theft legislation.
Listing of legislative bills introduced in the U.S. Senate.
Social Security Administration.
US Secret Service.
The FBI and their Internet Complaint Center.
To report fraud: 800-680-7289
To report fraud: 888-397-3742
To report fraud: 800-525-6285
Hearing impaired: Call 1-800-255-0056
AT&T hearing impaired line. Ask the operator to call
the Auto Disclosure Line at 1-800-685-1111 to obtain a copy
of your report. To dispute information or report a fraud,
call the dispute 800# located on the top of your credit