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Welcome to Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022. During the week, the FTC and its partners will host free webinars, podcasts, and other events focused on trending issues in identity theft. We’ll talk about how to detect identity theft, protect against it, and recover if identity theft occurs. We’ll also highlight the top identity theft scams — and how to avoid them. We hope you’ll join us!

Calendar of Events

An early-bird event:

Tuesday, January 25, at 1-2 PM ET

  • Webinar: Evolving Identity Theft Tactics & Protections
    FTC attorney Carol Kando-Pineda and experts from the Department of Veterans Affairs discuss identity theft and privacy concerns that directly impact veterans, their families, and others. Learn how scammers use new and classic tactics to steal personal information and best practices for protecting your information. Ask questions too! Join us using this link. Non-VA employees — click “Continue as Guest.” VA employees — log in using your VA email address.

Identity Theft Awareness Week events:

Monday, January 31, 2022, at 3 PM ET

  • Facebook Live: Impersonator Scams and Identity Theft
    Jeff Abramo of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and FTC Northwest Regional Director Chuck Harwood talk about trending schemes that impersonators use to steal personal information — and how to spot and avoid them. Tune in at 3 p.m. ET at

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 11-11:30 AM ET

  • Webinar: Staying Safe Online
    Experts from the FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) discuss online safety practices that can lessen your risk of identity theft. Available on-demand on the ITRC Events webpage beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, available at 6 AM ET

  • Podcast: Detecting Identity Theft
    FTC Identity Theft Program Manager Kelle Slaughter and Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) leaders Eva Velasquez and James Lee discuss using your free credit report to detect identity theft and how to help keep your personal information safe. On the ITRC podcast, The Fraudian Slip, available on the ITRC Help Center webpage beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 4 PM ET

  • Facebook Live: Combatting Identity Theft for Servicemembers & Veterans
    Troy Broussard of AARP’s Veterans and Military Families Initiative and Carol Kando-Pineda of the FTC discuss how servicemembers, veterans, and their families can fight identity theft. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET at

Friday, February 4, 2022, at 2 PM ET

  • Twitter Chat: Identity Theft Awareness: Keeping Your Information Secure
    Join an online chat focused on identity theft trends, tips, and recovery. Hosted by AARP and the FTC. Starting at 2 p.m. ET. Follow the discussion using #IDTheftChat.

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