Identity Theft

Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It's a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Here is identity theft information Federal Trade Commission.

  • Specific Types of Identity Theft
                    
    • Tax-Related Identity Theft: Do you know the warning signs that an identity thief is using your Social Security number?

    • Child Identity Theft: Here’s how to protect your child's personal information against theft.

    • Medical Identity Theft: An identity thief can use your personal information to get medical care or services. Find out how to respond.
  • Protecting Your Identity
                    
    • Signs of Identity Theft: If identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance. Here’s how to act quickly to limit the damage.

    • How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure: Safeguard your personal information, whether it is on paper, online, or on your computers and mobile devices.