New Resources to Help with Identity Theft
If you need help to combat the damage you have experienced because of identity theft, please get assistance on our Identity Theft page.
- The Federal Trade Commission's Tax Identity Theft Awareness provides definitions of tax identity theft, warning signs that an identity thief is using your Social Security number, and resources to help raise awareness of tax identity theft.
- Taking Action: An Advocate's Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud includes strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime including investment fraud, identity theft, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass marketing scams. It also highlights tools and resources you can use to assist victims of financial fraud in regaining their financial footing and addressing the emotional trauma they have suffered.
- Victim advocates can also expand their knowledge by accessing Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery. This online training teaches victim service providers and other allied professionals the skills they need to serve victims of identity theft more effectively and assist them with their financial and emotional recovery.
- Advocates, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other professionals who provide assistance to identity theft victims can find guidance on improving and expanding services to identity theft victims in the ID Theft Toolkit. National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network coalitions across the country contributed to the creation of this toolkit, which also provides information on starting a collaborative group in your area as well as downloadable brochures and ready-to-customize training materials.