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New Resource for Identity Theft Victims

June 3, 2015


We continue to hear stories both nationally and locally about identity theft.  In fact, the Internal Revenue Service has admitted that approximately 100,000 taxpayers had their data hacked on their website this past Spring.  The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a new resource for identity theft victims –  The website offers a step-by-step guide of the actions you should take upon learning that your identity has been stolen or if you have been notified that your personal information was part of a data breach.  The website also contains sample letters that you can use to dispute transactions, notify credit bureaus, and obtain information about fraudulent transactions.