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Victims of identity theft experience a wide variety of incidents such as the misuse of existing credit card, bank, or other accounts; the creation of new accounts; and the misuse of personal information. Victims may face seemingly insurmountable hurdles as they work to address the crimes they are currently experiencing and prevent their future victimization.
The following resources provide information on identity theft.
Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery
Financial and economic crimes cost American individuals and businesses billions of dollars every year, causing both financial and emotional distress.
Financial fraud occurs when someone uses deception or misrepresentation for financial gain. With ongoing technological breakthroughs and the globalization of commerce, today’s con artists have a new arsenal of weapons to use in defrauding consumers and stealing personal information.
If you or someone you know is a victim of elder fraud, we encourage you to call the National Elder Fraud Hotline at 833–FRAUD–11 (833–372–8311). Professional case managers will assist you with reporting the crime and connect you with other resources as needed. The hotline is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. eastern time. Services are available for speakers of English, Spanish, and other languages.
Funding Opportunity: 2018 National Identity Theft Assistance Network Expansion Program
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), through a cooperative agreement with U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), announced a new grant opportunity under the National Identity Theft Assistance Network Expansion Program (NITVAN II).
Register for a Webinar on Serving ID Theft Victims in Indian Country
Register for a webinar on Addressing Identity Theft in Native Communities, which will be held on July 25, 2019, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. eastern time.
Identity Crime Assistance Network (Project ICAN): Enhancing Services to Blind, Low Vision, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Communities
VictimConnect serves victims of any crime in the United States. Trained specialists are available to help you locate referrals for mental health counseling, financial compensation, legal services, civil justice options, support groups, crime reporting, identity theft recovery and more.
This OVC-funded program seeks to expand and improve the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to assist victims of identity theft and cybercrime. This national network seeks to build capacity to provide assistance to victims of these crimes and encourage the expansion of existing victim service programs and coalitions.
This FTC website offers informative steps to help parents avoid, recognize, and repair the damage caused by child identity theft.
IdentityTheft.gov provides a comprehensive collection of resources for identity theft victims, including information on how to know if you're a victim and what steps should be taken if your identity has been stolen.