Identity theft is a serious crime. It occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes.
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The FTC has a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
Consumers can learn how to avoid identity theft — and learn what to do if their identity is stolen.
Businesses can learn how to help their customers deal with identity theft, as well as how to prevent problems in the first place.
Law enforcement can get resources and learn how to help victims of identity theft.
Where to get more information to protect your identity:
- If your information has been stolen and used by an identity thief
- If your information has been stolen, but may have not been used by an identity thief
- Learn more about identity theft