You have discovered that you are a victim of identity theft. Where do you go to begin to unravel the mess that a thief has made in your name can be a confusing, time consuming, frustrating, and complex process. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides information you can use to recover from identity theft. On the FTC’s site, click "Get Started" to create your personal recovery plan.
Watch this video if you aren’t sure what identity theft is or how it occurs.
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When you are notified by your medical provider their network has been compromised and your information could be at risk, there are a few things you can do:
Even when your medical provider's form letter tell you "there is no indication of misuse" you may want to follow the first 3 steps.
To support individuals impacted by romance imposter scams, Cybercrime Support Network offers a free, confidential Peer Support Program for romance scan survivors. The counselor-led sessions provide a safe virtual environment for individuals to work through the loss, embarrassment, and isolation that can accompany romance scams Learn more about this free program at this link.
This article outlines the first 6 steps you should take if you are a victim of cyber fraud.
Data breaches are rampant and many people don’t appreciate the scale or frequency with which they occur. This website has aggregated data to help victims learn of publicly-known account compromises. Enter your email address to learn if your account has been a part of any publicly reported breaches.
When you find your account has been compromised take the following steps:
Just like driving a car, sooner or later you may have an accident no matter how secure you are. Unlike a car accident, it can be harder to tell if a cyber accident has occurred. Download this article to help figure out if you have been attacked and, if you have there is some guidance on what you can do.