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- Identity Theft Resource Center: Features detailed guides for victims, current laws, media resources, and reference library.
- U.S. Government Site - Identity Theft: The U.S. government's central website for information about identity theft.
- Bankrate.com - 14 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft: Suggestions from Frank Abagnale on reducing one's risk of identity theft.
- Better Business Bureau - Stopping Identity Theft: Protecting Your Privacy: Articles for consumers and businesses.
- CBC News: Identity Theft - Robbery in the New Millennium: Article with prevention tips, how the crime is committed, and links.
- California Department of Consumer Affairs - Credit Identity Theft: Tips to help avoid and resolve problems.
- California Department of Consumer Affairs: Checklist for Victims of Identity Theft Who are Contacted by a Debt Collector: Steps to follow.
- California Department of Justice: Identity Theft: Features state lwas, tips for victims, and ID theft registry for the state.
- California Office of Privacy Protection: Identity Theft: Includes printable prevention tips, victim check list, and identity theft affidavit.
- Call For Action: Identity Theft: Features warning signs, preventative measures, and victim information and resources.
- FDIC Consumer News: When a Criminal's Cover Is Your Identity: Tips for prevention and for victims.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Identity Theft: Brochure in html and pdf formats.
- Fight Identity Theft: Offers free tools and information on how to detect and prevent identity theft.
- Financial Privacy Now: Campaign to strengthen financial privacy protections for consumers to keep credit safe and prevent crimes like identity theft. Targets the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Project of Consumers Union.
- Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: ID Theft Information: Include a video, forms, and resources for victims of the crime.
- Georgia Stop Identity Theft Network: Features programs, participants, FAQ, victim's checklist, and resources.
- How To Safely Dispose Of Sensitive Documents, from Knowledge Hound: From account statements to correspondence, the papers you throw away or recycle could be a identity thief's treasure. Learn how to protect yourself.
- ID Theft Partnerships in Prevention: Victim advocacy, investigations, research, partners with businesses to prevent identitiy theft inside.
- ID Theft: When Bad Things Happen to Your Good Name: Tips from the Federal Trade Commission.
- Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act: Full text of the United States national identity theft law.
- Identity Theft: A Quiz for Consumers: This U.S. Department of Justice site offers consumers a short quiz to help them learn how to protect themselves from identity theft.
- Identity Theft: Fact and fiction: This article discusses the growth and impact of identity theft, and how society should respond to its challenges.
- Invasion of the ID Snatchers: Online booklet from the National Consumers League.
- Millersmiles.co.uk - Identity Theft: An eight-part guide to spoof, forged, bogus and hoax email, web pages and sites.
- My Journey by Jamie R. Dean KE4HTM: Describes the author's journey with identity and amateur radio callsign theft, and the eventual trial and punishment of the thief. Also provides tips for avoiding and stopping identity theft
- 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]
- National Conference of State Legislatures: Identity Theft: Features current statutes, pending legislation, and publications.
- New York Better Business Bureau: Identity Theft: Features information on detection, new scams, prevention, liability, resources, and correcting the problem.
- PhoneBusters: Identity Theft: Includes victim information, a list of scams, statistics on the crime, and prevention tips.
- Privacy Rights Clearinghouse - Identity Theft Resources: Articles and related links on what to do if you are a victim of identity theft.
- Property Crime & Recovery Investigators of Alabama (PCRIA): A unique organization that offers education to law enforcement, private sector loss prevention officers, bank fraud investigators, and corporate fraud investigators in the areas of property crime and identity theft in Alabama.
- Public Advisory: Special Report for Consumers on Identity Theft: Tips and reports from the Solicitor General of Canada.
- RCMP Frauds and Scams: Identity Theft: Tips from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
- Smartmoney.com: Debt Management: Stop! Thief!: Article by Aleksandra Todorova. Steps to restoring your good name after becoming a victim of identity theft.
- Smartmoney.com: Debt Management: The Secret Life of Your Social Security Number: Article by Aleksandra Todorova. "With Social Security-number (SSN)-only theft, oftentimes abusers have no intent of stealing anybody's good credit. They simply want the number so they can work and establish their own lines of credit — in their own name. In essence, two separate identities are created from one Social Security number."
- Social Security Administration: Identity Theft: Publication with tips and contact.
- Spyware Guide to Identity Theft: Explores connections between identity theft and commercial spyware. Offers free consumer tips.
- State Government Site - New York Attorney Generals Office: Preventative tips.
- Texas Attorney General: Identity Theft: Prevention tips and victim information.
- The Privacy Commissioner of Canada: Identity Theft: Identifies the problem and offers tips on prevention and what to do if it occurs.
- U.S. Department of Justice: Identity Theft and Identity Fraud: Features programs, prevention, and remedial steps after the crime.
- U.S. Postal Inspection Services: Identity Theft: Features tips and brochures for prevention and for victims of the crime.