Federal Trade Commission posts new video to help identity theft victims
The Federal Trade Commission has a new video designed to
help facilitators who assist consumers in repairing their identity. Helping
Victims of Identity Theft is the latest addition to the FTC’s library of
resources that explain not only how to recognize identity theft, but also how to
report it and repair the damage it can cause. The FTC gets more complaints
about identity theft each year than any other consumer issue, and estimates that
nine million consumers become identity theft victims each year.
The video promotes the Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims, a tool for
advocates, social workers, attorneys, and others who work to help resolve the
issues identity theft causes. The Guide is a complement to the do-it-yourself
instructions in Taking Charge: What To Do if Your Identity is Stolen.
When time comes to purchase a house or refinance, it is wise to double check one's credit reports to make sure no accounts have crept up without our knowledge.
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