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.
 

Federal government resources

Get tools to fight back against identity theft and find out how to file an FTC identity theft complaint.
Find out about your rights under federal and state identity theft and privacy laws.
Discover how to protect your Social Security card, number, and records.
Learn how to protect your mail from criminals.
Find out how the DOJ helps protect you against identity theft and fraud.
Gain knowledge on how FinCEN protects consumers against email and IRS scams.
Find out how to protect yourself from the many forms of cyber crime, including identity theft, auction fraud, phishing/spoofing, and dealing with spam.
Discover how the U.S. Secret Service task force investigates international crime groups committing identity theft and computer fraud.
Guard against electronic scams and the dirty tricks used by fraud artists.
Understand your rights under HIPAA, including receiving an explanation of procedures and fees from insurers and providers.
Learn the steps that address some of the unique needs of military personnel and their families.

State and local government resources

Get information on policy and projects being undertaken by the attorneys general.
Find out about legislation affecting identity theft and related crimes.
Learn about resources and assistance provided to victims of identity theft and financial fraud in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma.
Find out about California's agency dedicated to promoting and protecting privacy rights.
Obtain advice on steps to take if you are a victim of identity theft or identity fraud.

Credit bureaus

Obtain your free annual credit through this official site.
Register with credit bureaus to permanently remove your name from pre-approved credit lists.
Find out about fraud in your local area and the difference between a fraud alert and a security freeze.
Learn the warning signs of fraud and how to prevent it.
Discover how to spot and recover from fraud and identity theft.

Financial reporting organizations

Obtain an A-Plus Report on your insurance loss history.
Get a copy of your MIB consumer file containing information on medical conditions and treatment.

Advocacy organizations and tools

Acquire information, research, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources from this nonprofit organization. 
Register your phone numbers, including wireless numbers, on the FCC's National Do-Not-Call Registry.
Add your name to the mail and email "name deletion lists" used nationwide by marketers.
Learn about the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing.
Access additional identity theft resources, consumer information and other resources.