OnGuard Online – Your Safety Net
provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information. Topics covered include: Internet Auctions, Spyware, Wireless Security, Phishing, Social Networking sites, Spam Scams, Online Shopping, P@P File-Sharing, VoIP, Cross-Border Scams, Laptop Security & Minimizing the Effects of Malware.
Fighting Back Against Identity Theft - Federal Trade Commission
is 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.
On this site, 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. This website is 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.
US Department of the Treasury – Office of Domestic Finance
This Identity Theft Resource Page
contains information on the establishment of The President's Identity Theft Task Force
to help coordinate the fight against identity theft. This page also contains information on what identity theft is, simple steps individuals can take to prevent it, and what they can do if they become victims. There is also information on what industry and law enforcement are doing to fight the crime and a report on various technologies used to combat identity theft.
US Postal Inspection Service – ID Theft
This informational site
provides more tips to help you avoid identity theft – including current accounts of mail fraud and how to protect yourself. At the request of the Postmaster General, Postal Inspectors are working with The President's Identity Theft Task Force on recommended strategies
for combating identity theft.
The problem of identity theft is growing rapidly and like other personal risks - cannot be eliminated.
Furthermore, the current environment places you at great risk of having your identity stolen; and the recovery process, as dictated by government agencies, makes ID theft recovery time-intensive, at the least, and more than likely - frustrating, emotionally draining, and costly.
Protect your most valuable asset - Your Identity!