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Identity Theft: Links to Other Resources

Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works to ensure that the nationís markets are vigorous, efficient and free of restrictions that harm consumers. The FTC enforces federal consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices. Whether combating telemarketing fraud, Internet scams or price-fixing schemes, the FTCís primary mission is to protect consumers.

Federal Trade Commission: Identity Theft
Provides information to consumers about reporting identity theft.

Federal Trade Commission: Identity Theft Investigations
Guidelines for law enforcement personnel conducting identity theft investigations.

Fight Identity Theft
Advice and guidance for consumers to protect against identity theft.

Identity Theft Resource Center
ITRC's mission is to research, analyze and distribute information about the growing crime of identity theft. It serves as a resource and advisory center of identity theft information for consumers, victims, law enforcement, the business and financial sectors, legislators, media and governmental agencies.

Internet Crime Complaint Center
The Internet Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). IC3ís mission is to address fraud committed over the Internet. For victims of Internet fraud, IC3 provides a convenient and easy-to-use reporting mechanism that alerts authorities of a suspected criminal or civil violation. For law enforcement and regulatory agencies at all levels, IC3 offers a central repository for complaints related to Internet fraud, works to quantify fraud patterns, and provides timely statistical data of current fraud trends.

National Consumer Law Center
The National Consumer Law Center is Americaís consumer law expert, helping consumers, their advocates, and public policy makers to use powerful consumer laws to build financial security and assure marketplace justice for vulnerable individuals and families.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-part mission -- consumer information and consumer advocacy.

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