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  • Avoid ID Theft (Video)

    Each year, millions of Americans have their identity stolen. The Federal Trade Commission wants you to have the information you need to protect yourself against identity theft. This video can help educate viewers to save time and money by minimizing the risk of becoming a victim and reducing the emotional stress that often comes with identity theft. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Criminal Identity Theft: What to Do if It Happens to You

    Criminal identity theft occurs when an imposter gives another person's name and personal information such as a drivers' license, date of birth, or Social Security number (SSN) to a law enforcement officer during an investigation or upon arrest. Or the imposter may present to law enforcement a counterfeit license containing another person's data. Content Detail

  • Defend: Recover From Identity Theft

    Take steps to respond to and recover from identity theft as soon as you suspect it. Content Detail

  • How Do I Protect My Privacy? (Video)

    Protect your privacy and information from identity theft and financial fraud. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Privacy: Tips for Protecting Your Personal Information

    Every day you share personal information about yourself with others. It's so routine that you may not even realize you're doing it. You may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets to a ball game, rent a car, mail your tax returns, buy a gift online, call home on your cell phone, schedule a doctor's appointment or apply for a credit card. Each transaction requires you to share personal information: your bank and credit card account numbers; your income; your Social Security number (SSN); or your name, address and phone numbers. Content Detail

    By:
    The Federal Trade Commission
  • Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number

    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. When a dishonest person has your Social Security number, the thief can use it to get other personal information about you. Most of the time identity thieves use your number and your good credit to apply for more credit in your name. Then, they use the credit cards and do not pay the bills. You do not find out that someone is using your number until you are turned down for credit, or you begin to get calls from unknown creditors demanding payment for items you never bought. Content Detail

    By:
    Social Security Administration
  • Identity Theft Web Site

    This web site explains: (1) how to keep your identity and personal information (such as your name and social security number) from being stolen, and (2) tells you what to do if someone has already stolen your personal information and used it. The web site also contains information about federal and state laws against identity theft and about how to file a complaint. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Right to Access Free Credit Reports

    Soon you’ll be able to get your credit report for free. A recent amendment to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. The FCRA promotes the accuracy and privacy of information in the files of the nation’s consumer reporting companies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the FCRA with respect to consumer reporting companies. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission