Resources

Navigate identity and fraud topics with our collection of useful links

With the guidance of our fraud specialists and their hands-on experience working with government, credit, financial and advocacy organizations, we've brought together an exclusive collection of useful links you won't find anywhere else. In one place, we've made it easy for you to directly access information you need to know.

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Federal government resources
State and local government resources
Credit bureaus
Financial reporting organizations
Advocacy organizations and tools

Federal government resources

Federal Trade Commission
Get tools to fight back against identity theft and find out how to file an FTC identity theft complaint.

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Discover how to protect your Social Security card, number, and records.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service
Learn how to protect your mail from criminals.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)—Criminal Division
Find out how the DOJ helps protect you against identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Gain knowledge on how FinCEN protects consumers against email and IRS scams.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
Find out how to protect yourself from the many forms of cyber crime, including identity theft, auction fraud, phishing/spoofing, and dealing with spam.

U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Division
Discover how the U.S. Secret Service task force investigates international crime groups committing identity theft and computer fraud.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Guard against electronic scams and the dirty tricks used by fraud artists.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Understand your rights under HIPPA, including receiving an explanation of procedures and fees from insurers and providers.

FTC Active Duty Identity Protection Support
Learn the steps that address some of the unique needs of military personnel and their families.
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State and local government resources

National Association of Attorneys General
Get information on policy and projects being undertaken by the attorneys general.

National Conference of State Legislatures
Find out about legislation affecting identity theft and related crimes.

Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of the Southwest (VICARS)
Learn about resources and assistance provided to victims of identity theft and financial fraud in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma.

California Office of Privacy Protection
Find out about California's agency dedicated to promoting and protecting privacy rights. 

Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center (MCVRC): Identity Theft and Fraud Assistance
Obtain advice on steps to take if you are a victim of identity theft or identity fraud.

Credit bureaus

Annual Credit Report
Obtain your free annual credit through this official site.

Opt Out of Pre-Approved Credit Offer
Register with credit bureaus to permanently remove your name from pre-approved credit lists.

Equifax
Find out about fraud in your local area and the difference between a fraud alert and a security freeze.

Experian
Learn the warning signs of fraud and how to prevent it.

TransUnion
Discover how to spot and recover from fraud and identity theft.

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Financial reporting organizations

ISO Insurance Services
Obtain an A-Plus Report on your insurance loss history.

Medical Information Bureau (MIB Group)
Get a copy of your MIB consumer file containing information on medical conditions and treatment.
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Advocacy organizations and tools

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)
Acquire information, research, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources from this nonprofit organization.

National Do-Not-Call Registry
Register your phone numbers, including wireless numbers, on the FCC's National Do-Not-Call Registry.

Direct Marketing Association Name Deletion List
Add your name to the mail and email "name deletion lists" used nationwide by marketers.

Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
Learn about the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Access additional identity theft resources, consumer information and other resources.
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