Government launches new identity theft investigative tool

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — In late June the United States Federal Trade Commission enacted a web-based reporting, and tracking system from those who have fallen victim to Identity Theft.  This website, simply titled www.identitytheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims to report the crime to the Federal Trade Commission and to get recovery help.  The website asks victims about the identity theft.  Based on the answers, the site will:Build a personal recovery plan and walk the victim through each recovery step.Create an Identity Theft Report that victims can use in place of a Police Report in most cases. This report helps clear their credit reports of fraudulent information.Generate personalized letters and forms that victims can send to debt collectors, credit agencies, and others to help resolve the identity theft.IdentityTheft.gov has detailed recovery steps for more than 30 types of identity theft.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is urging all that have fallen victim to Identity Theft to visit www.identitytheft.gov and follow the simple steps to begin reporting and recovery.last_img

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