Identity Theft

What to do if someone steals your ID

Identity Theft: Resources

A Publication of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

27. Resources

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

President’s Identity Theft Task Force (

Federal Agencies and Technology Industry

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC)

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)

U.S. PIRG and the State PIRGs

California Office of Privacy Protection

Identity Theft Survival Kit

  •  Mari Frank, Esq., author of From Victim to Victor: A Step-by-Step Guide for Ending the Nightmare of Identity Theft and Safeguard Your Identity: Protect Yourself with a Personal Privacy Audit
  •  Web:
  •  Phone: (800) 725-0807

U.S. Dept. of Justice. The DOJ prosecutes federal identity theft cases.

FBI Internet Fraud Complaint Center.

  • The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, allows you to report suspected cases of Internet and e-commerce fraud, including phishing.
  • Web:



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