Office of the State Bank Commissioner’s Top 5 Web Sites for Consumers To Use To Fight Identity Theft
Onguardonline.gov – Provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information. This web site also includes quizzes you can take to test your knowledge. Our office has in stock the new brochure showcased on this site “Stop, Think and Click”.
Antiphishing.org – The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is an industry association focused on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing. The organization provides a forum to discuss phishing issues, trials and evaluations of potential technology solutions and access to a centralized repository of phishing attacks. Click on the phishing archive choice and see the latest scams on the Internet.
www.annualcreditreport.com – Fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report. You may request your free credit report by phone 877-322-8228 or at this web site. Each resident of Delaware gets 3 free credit reports a year, one from each of the three credit reporting agencies.
Identity Theft – This is the Federal Trade Commission’s one stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you protect yourself from identity theft and the steps to take if it occurs.
www.idtheftcenter.org – Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), a nonprofit, nationally respected program dedicated exclusively to identity theft. It provides consumer and victim support and advises governmental agencies, legislators and companies about this evolving and growing crime.
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LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com – While the internet can be a safe and convenient place to do business, scammers are out there in “cyber world” targeting unsuspecting consumers. This website was built to educate you, the consumer, and help prevent you from becoming a victim of an Internet fraud scheme.