Identity Theft

There are two kinds of identity theft. The first is credit card or debit card theft. The second is identity theft where the thief takes your credit identity and racks up charges that can ruin your good credit by getting credit cards, buying cars, renting apartments, or committing crimes in your name. As a result, you may be denied student loans, mortgages, or even jobs. You may even have your utilities cut off or driver’s license suspended. To make matters worse, you may have to also suffer harassment by collection agencies trying to collect on a debt that you do not owe. Protect yourself from identity theft. See these resources to learn how.

This section contains links that offer information about protections about identity theft.  There are pdf fact sheets, pdf forms and interactive forms to help you understand identity theft protections. Select a different topic here.

Fact Sheets




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