Identity Theft Awareness Week starts next Monday but if you’re an early bird, check out a special free webinar tomorrow and get a jump on the week’s events.
Experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs, United States Postal Inspection Service, and Federal Trade Commission will discuss privacy and identity theft issues important to all of us, and also issues that directly impact veterans and their families. The virtual panel discussion, Evolving Identity Theft Tactics & Protections, is set for Tuesday, January 25, at 1-2 p.m. ET. Join us using this link.
We hope you’ll also join us for Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 31-Februray 4, as the FTC and its partners host free webinars, podcasts, and other events. You’ll learn how to detect identity theft, help protect against it, and recover if identity theft occurs. And every day next week you’ll find a blog post here, covering a trending identity theft topic.
Identity theft can happen to anyone — but tell your friends and family that, next week, they can join the FTC and its partners to spot, avoid, and protect themselves. And if identity theft happens to you, please visit IdentityTheft.gov, the government’s one-stop resource for reporting and recovering from identity theft.
We hope to see you during Identity Theft Awareness Week to share information about how identity thieves operate, and how to lower your risk. Keep up with the events at ftc.gov/idtheftweek and follow along on social media: #idtheftweek.
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In reply to I was a victim of identity by JLPump
You can report a problem with a credit reporting company to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a government agency that helps people banks, lenders, and other financial companies.
After you contact the businesses where the theft occured, you can report identity theft at IdentityTheft.gov and create an Identity Theft Report. The Report shows businesses that the theft occured, and gives you certain rights.
In reply to Well I just texted most of my by DeeDee
DeeDee -- Thanks so much for telling your friends and family about the panel discussion and warning people about identity theft.
The FTC has free bookmarks and brochures about identity theft - and many other topics - at ftc.gov/bulkorder. We count on advocates like you to share the advice and help protect people in their communities. We also have a series of fact sheets about frauds that affect older adults in the Pass It On campaign. There are many choices!