Identity theft occurs when someone takes another individual's identity to conduct fraudulent activities such as obtaining credit, applying for loans, stealing money from existing accounts, renting an apartment, and obtaining a job. Identity theft is a serious crime that can cost victims thousands of dollars.
Here are some resources to help you protect yourself from identity theft.
Federal Trade Commission
Deter. Detect. Defend. Avoid ID Theft
Visit the one-stop resource for identity theft protection.
A website that provides consumers with free resources that offer a new level of personalization and assistance for victims of identity theft.
Securities Exchange Commission
Online Brokerage Accounts: What You Can Do to Safeguard Your Money and Your Personal Information
Learn how to protect yourself from online identity theft and know when your identity may be stolen.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
Protect Your Identity
Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft.
You can check the registration status and disciplinary history of any derivatives firm or individual.
You can file a complaint online. Be sure to include as much information as you can.
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