Identity Theft

What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another's personal information such as name, Social Security number, driver's license number, credit card number or other identifying information to take on that person's identity in order to commit fraud or other crimes.

The following articles, based on the materials available through the Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft website, describe how to deter an initial assault, detect if one may have occurred, and defend yourself should your identity be stolen.