- Video to help identity theft victims
- From the Federal Trade Commission, this video helps consumers recognize, report, and repair the damage caused by identity theft.
- Who to contact if you’ve become a victim
- From Practical Money Skills, this article gives consumers important advice concerning whom to contact if they should fall victim to identity theft.
- Minimize the risk of becoming a victim
- Also from Practical Money Skills, this article sets out simple steps consumers can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.
- Preventing Identity Theft
- From Nolo, this article provides a variety of helpful tips to minimize the risk of identity theft.
- 10 ways to prevent identity theft
- From AARP, this article outlines ten simple steps consumers can take in order to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft.
- Signs of identity theft
- From the Federal Trade Commission, this article helps consumers by detailing signs that may point toward identity theft.
- Common identity theft scams
- From Washington State Office of the Attorney General, this website lists a range of common identity theft scams, both low-tech and high-tech.
- What to do if your identity is stolen
- This extensive guide, by the Federal Trade Commission, explains what consumers should do if they have become a victim of identity theft. Additionally, the guide provides information about reducing your risk of becoming a victim.
- Tax Identity Theft
- From the Federal Trade Commission, this website includes a wide variety of resources on tax identity theft, including a link to an IRS brochure on tax id theft, as well as articles, PowerPoints, and more. Victims of tax identity theft should file complaints with the FTC at www.ftc.gov or 1-877-IDTHEFT or with the IRS Specialized ID Theft Unit at 1-800-908-4490.
Other Consumer resources:
Budgeting/ Tracking Expenses
Credit Report and Scores
If you’ve been scammed
Medicare and Medicaid
Retirement and Investing
Safe Banking and Protecting your Accounts