Articles from several authors about identity theft related topics.
Information to educate the public on what Identity theft is as well as how they are committed.
Features state laws, tips for victims, and ID theft registry for the state.
Consumer information from this California state government agency. Some information also in Spanish.
Features warning signs, preventative measures, and victim information and resources.
The U.S. government's central website for information about identity theft.
Includes a video, forms, and resources for victims of the crime.
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.
Do you want to avoid identity theft? Prepare yourself by learning about identity theft. Knowledge lets you fight agaist identity theft.
Features programs, prevention, and remedial steps after the crime. From the United States Department of Justice.
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.
Features detailed guides for victims, current laws, media resources, and reference library.
Empowering consumers with tips, resources, and tools to prevent becoming victims of identity theft.
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.
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.
Features current statutes, pending legislation, and publications.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
How to protect your identity. [37:28 streaming audio broadcast]
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’.
Publication with tips and contact.
UK specific tips and resources on how to prevent identity theft online, at home and when traveling.
Prevention tips and victim information.
Features tips and brochures for prevention and for victims of the crime.
Office of the Utah State Attorney General provides information about identity theft and a reporting system for residents of Utah.
A research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, identity theft and data protection.
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