Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security, driver’s license number, or other identifying information, without your permission, in order to impersonate you and commit fraud. It is one of the fastest growing crimes and should be taken seriously. We have some tips and tricks that will help protect you from identity theft.
Reporting Identity Theft
Federal Trade Commission – Identitytheft.gov
Identitytheft.gov is a valuable resource and will help you to report and recover from identity theft. The site walks you through step-by-step to create a recovery plan and then assists with how to put that plan into action.Identitytheft.gov
Identity Theft Resources
The best defense against fraud is you. By learning more about fraud and identity theft you can use your knowledge to stay safe online.
What are Identity Theft and Identity Fraud?
The U.S. Department of Justice provides this helpful resource explaining what identity theft is and how it can happen to you.
Warning Signs of Identity Theft
The Federal Trade Commission prepares you for the signs of identity theft so you know if it has happened to you.
How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure
The Federal Trade Commission helps you to learn how you can protect your personal information and reduce the risk of identity theft.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) shares helpful tips on how to avoid identity theft from the start.
The American Bankers Association® offers helpful consumer resources and tips on how to protect your identity.
The Federal Trade Commission has a comprehensive Identity Theft Consumer Information Center to stay informed.
Federal law allows you to obtain a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting agency. It is recommended to review your reports for any suspicious activity.Learn More