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Making Sense of Security Resources


Federal Trade Commission


For Individual Consumers

Complaints about fraud, scams, phishing, identity theft, unwanted telemarketing, credit or debt issues, or other unfair business practices may be submitted to



Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
Telephone: (202) 326-2222


Identity Theft


Warning Signs of Identity Theft


When Information Is Lost or Exposed








Free Annual Credit Reports


Social Security Administration



National Do NOT Call Registry


Verify Your Registry


Better Business Bureau


Federal Bureau of Investigation


Report Threats and Crime to the FBI



Identity Protection: Prevention, Detection and Victim Assistance from the IRS



Local Resources to Contact in the Case of an Event


·     State Attorney General


·     Personal Bank(s)


·     Personal Credit Cards


·     Personal Brokerage Firms


·     Personal Retirement Plans


·     State DMV 


·     Insurance Companies: Health, Home, Auto, Cyber Insurance



You may report suspicious activity or communications claiming to be from the Social Security Administration to the Social Security Fraud Hotline.

If you believe you have been a victim of an IRS Impersonation Scam, please report that activity to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

The Federal Trade Commission has many resources to help you report and recover from identity theft, at