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Identity Theft Resource Center
Features detailed guides for victims, current laws, media resources, and reference library.
The Balance - Identity Theft
Articles from several authors about identity theft related topics.
California Department of Justice: Identity Theft
Features state laws, tips for victims, and ID theft registry for the state.
California Office of Privacy Protection
Consumer information from this California state government agency. Some information also in Spanish.
Call For Action: Identity Theft
Features warning signs, preventative measures, and victim information and resources.
Fraud Alert - TransUnion
If you are concerned about becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, or suspect that you might be, a Fraud Alert can make it more difficult for someone to get credit in your name.
General Knowledge about Identity Theft Prevention
Do you want to avoid identity theft? Prepare yourself by learning about identity theft. Knowledge lets you fight agaist identity theft.
Identity Theft and Identity Fraud
Features programs, prevention, and remedial steps after the crime. From the United States Department of Justice.
Identity Theft Answers
This site provides valuable information on identity theft including key facts, types of id theft being done today, ways to prevent from becoming a victim, and the different ways you can protect your identity.
Identity Theft Security
Empowering consumers with tips, resources, and tools to prevent becoming victims of identity theft.
Identity Theft Victims tips and advice
Victim Lana Gautier on identity theft, its harm and how to protect yourself
Offered by the United States government, the site details the work of the President's ID Theft Task Force, victims' rights, and identifies what steps government agencies are taking to combat identity theft issues.
Internet Crime Complaint Center IC3
A partnership between the FBI, the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance which acts to receive and investigate complaints of cyber crime and identity theft.
National Conference of State Legislatures: Identity Theft
Features current statutes, pending legislation, and publications.
NPR : ID Thieves Target Children, Infants
Even the youngest among us can be victims of identity theft. Seattle Times reporter Jolayne Houtz explains how, and why. John Brooke, a Seattle-area man, describes how his newborn became a target. [2:44 streaming audio broadcast]
RCMP Frauds and Scams: Identity Theft
Tips from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Supplies a range of sleeves, wallets, and ID card shields that are designed specifically to offer protection against unauthorised access to ‘contactless technology’.
U.S. Postal Inspection Services: Identity Theft
Features tips and brochures for prevention and for victims of the crime.
Utah: IRIS Identity Theft Information System
Office of the Utah State Attorney General provides information about identity theft and a reporting system for residents of Utah.
Utica College Center for Identity Management and Information Protection
A research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, identity theft and data protection.
NPR : Congress Aims to Combat Identity Theft
In the wake of recent scandals involving data collection companies like ChoicePoint and LexisNexis, Congress has begun pushing for greater personal identity safeguards. [3:12 streaming audio broadcast] (March 14, 2005)
NPR : Fighting Identity Theft
Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, discusses the recent spate of security breaches at consumer data banks. Computer hackers accessed consumer data at ChoicePoint and Lexis-Nexis. [4:20 streaming audio broadcast] (March 14, 2005)
NPR : Identity Theft in the International Arena
NPR's Eric Weiner reports on European efforts to prevent the theft of sensitive personal data compiled by information collection companies. [4:33 streaming audio broadcast] (March 14, 2005)
NPR : Safeguarding the Data Brokerage Industry, Part I
The data brokerage industry has come under intense scrutiny with the disclosure of two high-profile identity theft cases. NPR's Farai Chideya has a special report. [11:46 streaming audio broadcast] (March 14, 2005)
NPR : Safeguarding the Data Brokerage Industry, Part II
For a closer look at data brokers and what can be done to safeguard the industry from future fraud, NPR's Ed Gordon is joined by Robert O'Harrow Junior, a staff writer at The Washington Post and author of "No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society," and Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D), who has championed legislation that would give the Federal Trade Commission more oversight over the data brokerage industry. [7:55 streaming audio broadcast] (March 14, 2005)
NPR : Information Companies and Identity Theft
Recent data theft from information companies prompted hearings on Capitol Hill. Gail Hillebrand of Consumers Union tells Jacki Lyden what sort of personal data information companies such as Choicepoint and Lexis/Nexis collect -- and how they use it. [3:15 streaming audio broadcast] (March 12, 2005)
NPR : Senate Mulls Measures to Combat Identity Theft
The Senate Banking Committee considers possible regulations to battle the growing problem of identity theft. The most recent Federal Trade Commission survey found that 10 million Americans were the victims of some type of identity theft in one year. [3:40 streaming audio broadcast] (March 11, 2005)
NPR : Experts Urge Consumers to Act Against Identity Theft
Georgia-based ChoicePoint Inc. is sending out letters to warn consumers their personal information has been stolen. But law enforcement officials say many more people need to be on guard for possible identity theft, after crooks got unauthorized access to information in ChoicePoint's databases. [3:37 streaming audio broadcast] (February 24, 2005)
NPR : Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft
NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with Gail Hillebrand about identity theft protection. Hillebrand is senior attorney for the Consumers Union, an independent, nonprofit testing and information organization. [3:52 streaming audio broadcast] (February 22, 2005)
NPR Talk of the Nation: How to Avoid Identity Theft
How to protect your identity. [37:28 streaming audio broadcast] (February 21, 2005)
NPR : ChoicePoint Security Breach
The consumer data company ChoicePoint says a security breach last week will affect more than 140,000 people in all 50 states. The company is sending notices to individuals whose personal and financial details were accessed by thieves posing as businessmen. [2:40 streaming audio broadcast] (February 21, 2005)
NPR : Tips on Avoiding Identity Theft
Michele Norris talks with Evan Hendricks, editor and publisher of Privacy Times and author of "Credit Scores and Credit Reports," about why people should be concerned about identity theft and what they can do to avoid it. [5:15 streaming audio broadcast] (February 16, 2005)
NPR : Tips to Avoid Internet Identity Theft, E-Mail Scams
Criminals around the world are discovering tools that let them spy on hundreds of thousands of people over the Internet, and they're stealing credit card numbers, bank account passwords, and other sensitive information. NPR's Chris Arnold reports. [5:20 streaming audio broadcast] (August 11, 2004)