The agencies below provide resources to help you protect your identity and financial well being as well as reporting tools if you are a fraud victim.
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC is the nation's consumer protection agency. The FTC website lists the most recent fraud trends and accepts consumer fraud and identity theft complaints.
United States Postal Inspection Service
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service provides information on how to avoid becoming a victim of crimes and fraud initiated through the U.S. Mail system.
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
IC3 is a joint effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The IC3 accepts internet crime related complaints from individuals that have been defrauded.
Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC)
ITRC provides information and the most recent types of identity theft as well as tips on how you can protect yourself.
AnnualCreditReport.com allows you to check your credit report for free so you can ensure that all information listed is correct and up to date.