Identity Theft and Fraud

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2016 15:35

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
100 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft

Reviews of Identity Theft Protection Services