Learn about ways you can reduce the risk of identity theft and actions you can take to minimize the damage if your identity is stolen.
Resources & Tools
Millions of consumers each year are the victim of identity theft. This financial crime is broadly defined as any time someone steals your personal information or impersonates you to open a new account, make a purchase, obtain money, or get credit.
The impact of identity theft can be devastating. From damaging your credit to defrauding you of thousands of dollars, identity theft can have a serious negative impact on your finances. Identity theft can also be extremely emotionally distressing.
At ACCC, we’ve joined forces with the Federal Trade Commission to help empower consumers to protect themselves against identity theft and to minimize the damage it can cause.
The resources in this section are designed to help you understand the danger of identity theft. Discover ways to protect yourself and your finances, and learn what steps to take if you believe you have been a victim of identity theft.