Identity Theft and Fraud

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 13:06

Don't be a Victim of Identity Theft

What is it: Identity theft happens when a criminal obtains data that personally identifies you and then uses that for an illegal purpose - typically theft. The thief takes advantage of your good credit rating, and leaves behind bad credit in your name. Identity theft is a felony under Washington State Law (RCW 9.35.020). Identity theft may be reported where the victim resides or where the offense took place.

The Identity Thief Gets Your Information By:

Identity Theft Prevention Tips 

Bank Card Skimming

What to do if You are a Victim 

Resources & Information

Identity Theft Resource Center
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Department of Justice
Washington State Attorney General's Office

Reviews of Identity Theft Protection Services