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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Guide to Assisting Identity Theft Victims

The Federal Trade Commission has created a guide to help attorneys and victim advocates provide legal assistance to identity theft victims.

The Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims describes how advocates can intervene with creditors, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, and others, as well as self-help measures that victims can take.

Step-by-step instructions provide best practices for recovering from identity theft involving financial accounts, and incorporate victims’ rights under federal law.

The guide also covers topics such as tax fraud, student loan fraud, medical fraud, and more.

Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims (PDF)

October 17-23 is National Protect Your Identity Week and each day this week we’ll be featuring a resource of the day.