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Information Security - Identity Theft

How do I protect my identity?

The Federal Trade Commission has provided consumers with an easy-to-follow brochure on deterring, detecting and defending yourself against identity theft

If you suspect someone has tried to use or otherwise compromised your personal identity information –your social security number or a bank account number, for example – please consult the following sources for information on what actions your need to take.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Credit bureau contacts:

Social Security Administration

SSA Fraud Hotline: 800-269-0271
http://www.ssa.gov/

Prevention

The Federal Trade Commission provides a booklet

"Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft."

You can also all or write the Consumer Response Center at the FTC and request a copy of the booklet.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
1-877-ID THEFT (877-438-4338)
Consumer Response Center, FTC
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20580.

 

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