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ID Theft


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Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims
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Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims
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Guide intended to assist attorneys counseling identity theft victims. Explains common types of identity theft, impact of identity theft on clients, and tools available for restoring victims to their pre-crime status.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Identity Theft. Military Personnel and Families: What to Know, What to Do
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Identity Theft. Military Personnel and Families: What to Know, What to Do
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Brochure gives a brief overview of how to recover from identity theft and how to reduce your risk. Special tips for the military community, including description of active duty alerts.
Available: as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Identity Theft: Safeguard Your Personal Information
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Identity Theft: Safeguard Your Personal Information
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Identity theft occurs when a crook steal key pieces of personal identifying information, which may include a name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, and mother's maiden name, to gain access to a person's financial accounts. Add these tips to your "must do" list to protect your identity.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Identity Theft: What to Know, What to Do
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Identity Theft: What to Know, What to Do
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Basic information on how to avoid and respond to identity theft.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information
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Privacy Choices for Your Personal Financial Information
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Explains that you have the right to opt out of sharing of your personal financial information and that you will receive privacy notices from financial institutions you do business with
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen
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Taking Charge: What to Do If Your Identity Is Stolen
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FTC's comprehensive guide for victims of identity theft. Includes the ID Theft Affidavit. (Previous item number: 345K)
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Tax-Related Identity Theft
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Tax-Related Identity Theft
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Fact sheet discussing warning signs that an identity thief is using your Social Security number.
Available: online, as pdf
Language: English
Cost: Free
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