Identity Theft Resources

Identity Theft Links

Top Sites

Federal Trade Commission Main U.S. government web site on identity theft.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Excellent resource on identity theft, privacy, and fraud.
Identity Theft Resource Center Comprehensive non-profit organization that provides victim assistance.
ID Theft Security Identity theft expert Robert Siciliano’s web site.
Identity Theft.org National identity theft expert Mary J. Frank’s web site.
Scam Busters Excellent identity theft-specific info from ScamBusters.org

Other Sites

Minnesota Public Radio Text and audio identity theft.
U.S. Department of Justice Good general overview of identity theft.
Social Security Admin Social Security specific information, including a SSN fraud hotline number.
California Consumer Affairs Another good general overview site, with some California specific info.
Monitor das Fraudes Excellent Portuguese Fraud & Identity Theft Site

Fraud & Scam Links

Top Sites

Internet Fraud Watch Non-profit where you can report fraud and get advice.
Internet Fraud Complaint Center F.B.I. site for fraud reporting and tracking.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Excellent resource on identity theft, privacy, and fraud.

Other Sites

Internet 101 Fraud, hoax, and anti-virus info.
Cagey Consumer Keeps track of the latest scams.
Federal Trade Commision “Site Seeing On the Internet.” A basic guide to fraud avoidance.
Handicapped Fraud A great place to report handicapped parking fraud abuse.

Internet Security Links

Top Sites

Zone Labs Makers of the best, in my opinion, personal internet firewall software.
Wired Patrol Excellent site on cyber crime, stalking, and kid safety.
Symantec Makers of anti-virus and firewall software.
Internet 101 Fraud, hoax, and anti-virus info.
Crosscutshredding.com Provider of shredding services. Information on shredding legislation.
Cyber Notes Detailed, bi-weekly, newsletters on internet security vulnerabilities and hacker exploits.

Other Sites

Web Psychos Author of the book “Web Psychos, Stalkers, and Pranksters: How to Protect Yourself in Cyberspace”
TruSecure Specializes in corporate web security.

Privacy Links

Top Sites

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Excellent resource on identity theft, privacy, and fraud.
Financial Privacy Now.org Consumers Union financial privacy petition form.
More Privacy.com Privacy expert, Michael S. Hyatt’s web site.
Electronic Frontier Foundation Non-profit group working to protect rights online.
Anonymizer.com Identity Protection, Anonymous Web Surfing, Anonymous Proxy, & Anti Spyware.

Other Sites

Privacy Resources Explains what is exposed when you are online.

Junk Mail, Spam, & Telemarketing Links

Top Sites

Fight Spam! Learn about spam and how to fight it.
JunkBusters Large site about junkmail, spam, and telemarketing.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Excellent resource on junk mail, spam, and telemarketing.
Federal Trade Commission Many articles about telemarketing.

Other Sites

Internet 101 Spam, fraud, hoax, and anti-virus info.
EcoFuture Information on how to get off telemarketing and junk mail lists.

Credit Links

Top Sites

Experian One of the major credit bureaus.
Equifax One of the major credit bureaus.
TransUnion One of the major credit bureaus.
Consumer Info Largest provider of credit reports online.

Other Sites

Credit Counseling Centers Non-profit counseling and debt management company.
Your Credit.com Info on understanding credit and resolving credit problems.

Author: Dave Nielsen

I started using computers in 1978 on the Apple II and was first online (using my “high-speed” 1200 baud modem) in 1989. I’ve managed web sites for several Fortune 500 companies and for internet start-ups. Working for one of those start-ups is what brought me into the world of credit. I was part of the the executive team that ran QSpace, the first company to offer credit reports over the internet.

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