The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides a comprehensive page of information and articles on identity theft. Their website is a one stop referral system which provides information on how to Deter, Detect,and Defend against Identity Theft.
We have provided the FTC Identity Theft links as a convenience on this site to help you with your search for information and answers.
We will first look at how to Deter Identity Theft - how can you be smart about preventing your Identity from being stolen. This will cover anything from your personal information such as social security card through how you use the Internet safely.
We will next look at how to Detect common ways your Identity may have been compromised. This will include signs of theft.
We will also look at how to Defend against Identity Theft. What are the best ways to protect you and your family going forward.
Finally, we will provide information on how to file a Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. This will include both the steps to follow as well as the forms needed.