Identity Theft Definition:

The fraudulent acquisition & use of a person’s identifying information, usually for monetary gain.


Identity Theft Articles

Ten Ways to Become a Victim of Tax Identity Theft

Medical Identity Theft Can Threaten More Than Just Good Name

Feds Seize 14 7-Eleven Stores in ID Theft Case

The Identity Theft Flu: 5 Ways to Keep Yourself Healthy

Expert Advice on Medical Identity Theft

Four Guilty in Identity Theft, Tax Fraud Ring

Identity thieves targeting social security number

Protecting yourself from identity theft

11 members of NJ-based identity theft ring arrested

Identity theft, the deceased and tax returns

Old scams in the digital age

Florida couple accused of identity theft and tax fraud

Why tax refund fraud could get worse

Kids are vulnerable to identity theft

Former bank employee faces computer, identity theft charges

Identity theft ringleaders gets 12 years

Tax refunds are vulnerable to identity theft

Should You Borrow Against Your Home

Consumer Affairs warns that the deceased could be victims of identity theft


2012 Identity Fraud Report – Social Media
2012 Identity Fraud Report – Consumers Taking Control
Credit Reporting Agencies in your country


Medical ID Theft Scams

Data Brokers
Choice Point
Lexis Nexis

Related Identity Theft Websites

Avoiding ID and Credit Fraud recommended by Mrs. Martinoli’s Class
Fight Identity Theft
Identity Theft Clearinghouse
Identity Restore
Identity Theft Resource Center
President’s Identity Theft Task Force
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
RealID by ACLU
Search by SSN
State of California Privacy Office
Unreal ID
US Dept of Justice’s Identity Theft and Fraud Website

Play the “Identity Theft FaceOff” Game by the FTC.