Monitor your credit report frequently.
Click here for credit reporting agency contact information
Watch what you say on the phone. Click here for great phone security tips
Never give out your social security number.
Verify that your personal records are kept in a secure location,
both at home and at work.
At minimum, tear up all personal papers, receipts and junk mail.
For maximum effectiveness, purchase a shredder.
If you suspect someone you're doing business with,
contact your local Chamber of Commerce office.

How to prevent Identity Theft

What to do if you've been victimized by Identity Theft

View our State Attorney Generals Offices Directory

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View Identity Theft Resources by State


Criminal Identity Theft
Experian Fraud & Identity Theft
Federal Trade Commission's ID Theft Resources
Federal Trade Commission's Internet Privacy & Security Resources
Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Protection Complaint Form
National Consumers League
National Conference of State Legislatures List of Identity Theft Statutes by State
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Social Security Administration - ID Theft
U.S. Dept of Justice Consumer Fraud Task Force
U.S. Dept of Justice - Identity Theft
U.S. Dept. of Justice - Mass Marketing Fraud
U.S. Public Interest Research Group Consumer Defense