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Personal Finance: Identity Theft & Fraud

Identity Theft and Fraud

Should you have concerns about your investments or potential investments the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) site offers some sound advice on protecting your investments and avoiding fraud.  Also, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) offers advice on avoiding some classic scams like phishing 

Websites Report identity theft to the FTC: use their online tools and resources to learn how to make a report and develop a recovery plan.

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft  Warning signs and what to do in cases of tax-related identity theft. Article also available in other languages.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) offers various resources to help you prevent, recognize, and report scams and fraud.

Money Scams & Fraud (AARP) This website is a fraud watch network that allows you to sign up FREE watchdog alerts, look up and report a scam in your area.