Identity Theft

Legal Resources

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act

    This resource provides the full text of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Identity Theft Victim's Complaint and Affidavit

    A voluntary form for filing a report with law enforcement, and disputes with credit reporting agencies and creditors about identity theft-related problems. Visit ftc.gov/idtheft to use a secure online version that you can print for your records. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • TAKE CHARGE: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

    In the course of a busy day, you may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets to a ball game, rent a car, mail your tax returns, change service providers for your cell phone, or apply for a credit card. Chances are you don't give these everyday transactions a second thought. But an identity thief does. Identity theft is a serious crime. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years and thousands of dollars cleaning up the mess the thieves have made of a good name and credit record. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Credit, ATM, and Debit Cards : What to Do If They Are Lost Or Stolen

    Many people find it easy and convenient to use credit cards and ATM or debit cards. The Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) offer procedures for you to use if your cards are lost or stolen. Please click the link below for more information. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission