PREVENTING & CORRECTING IDENTITY THEFT
Identity theft is when a person uses your name or other personal identifying information (e.g. address, date of birth, social security number) to defraud another person or entity. The typical perpetrators of identity theft are more expansive than one might think. Although unknown hackers or organized crime outfits get the most media attention, they are not the only ones that could be responsible for stealing your identity. Other common sources of identity theft are family members, ex-spouses, co-workers, accountants or financial planners. Information about how to identify, prevent and correct identity theft problems are provided below.