Identity theft has become one of the most common crimes committed in the United States in recent years. These crimes are often not investigated or prosecuted locally due to their transient nature. Find out how to properly report identity theft and other fraudulent activities as well as safeguard yourself against future crimes involving identity theft on the Federal Trade Commission website.
Protect Your Child From Identity Theft
Children are 35 times more likely to have their identity stolen than an adult. The Consumer Affairs team recently published a new article about how to keep your child safe from identity theft. The article includes suspicious behavior to look for, practical tips and preventative measures and what to do if your child's identity gets stolen.
With the advent of the electronic age, there has been a significant increase in fraudulent crime committed over the internet. Criminals are constantly looking for creative new ways to victimize people using this wonderful tool. If you suspect fraud, via the internet or you suspect you have been victimized by some fraudulent means using the internet, explore methods by which to report this activity on the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.