Identity Theft – Protection & Recovery

Identity Theft – Protection & Recovery

What is Identity theft?
Identity theft is a serious crime and occurs when someone uses your personal information such as your name, social security number, credit card number or other identifying information, without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. People whose identities have been stolen can spend months or years – and money – cleaning up the mess thievers have made of their good name and credit record. In the meantime, victims may lose job opportunities, be refused loans, education, housing, cars or even get arrested for crimes they didn’t commit.

Identity Fraud – A Rising Tide
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America! According to a Federal Trade Commission survey, 9.9 million Americans were victimized in the last 12 months – a level ten times higher than the agency previously estimated. The victims collectively reported $5 billion in out-of-pocket losses, due in large part because most victims don’t discover the fraud until it’s too late – perhaps even a year or more after the fact. Additional identity theft statistics include:

  • Identity theft is up about 80 percent from last year.
  • As many as 33.4 million Americans were victims of identity theft since 1990.
  • Nearly 85 percent of all victims discover their identity theft case in a negative manner (as opposed to proactive action taken by a creditor or business).
  • In the past 12 months, 3.23 million consumers discovered that new accounts had been opened, and other frauds had been committed in their name.

For additional information, visit our online Learning Center and download our FREE, comprehensive Identity Theft Prevention Manual today.

Important Contact Information

If you’ve been a victim of identity theft, call the FTC’s Identity Theft Hotline toll-free at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338).

Social Security Administration (Fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

Identity Theft Credit Repair Program
Ovation Credit Services Inc.
Call: 1 (866) 639 – 3426
www.ovationcredit.com

Rights under the Telemarketing Sales Rule

To learn about your rights under the Telemarketing Sales Rule and how to protect yourself from fraudulent telephone sales practices, request a free copy of Straight Talk About Telemarketing.
Contact the Consumer Response Center at:

Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Toll free, at 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357)
TDD 1-866-653-4261

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