Identity Theft: What To Do, What To Know
Do you know what to do if your identity is stolen? What steps can you take to protect your identity? Knowing what to do is important because an identity thief can hijack your tax refund, alter your medical records, prevent you from getting credit or a job, and even borrow money in your child's name.
The Federal Trade Commission has created a new suite of materials that explains what you can do to protect your identity and how to act fast to limit the damage identity theft can cause:
a guide with sample letters, forms, and essential contact information
|a short brochure with key tips|
a booklet for parents on how to recognize child identity theft — a new twist on this crime
three short videos
Go to the FTC's Identity Theft Website to read, download, share, print and order the new resources in bulk.