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NCJ Number: 235355 Find in a Library
Title: Statement of Rights for Identity Theft Victims
Corporate Author: US Federal Trade Commission
United States of America

Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2011
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
US Federal Trade Commission
Washington, DC 20580
Sale Source: US Federal Trade Commission
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Reference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This pamphlet provides information on rights for identity theft victims.
Abstract: Under the Justice for All Act, a victim has additional rights when the identity theft is being prosecuted in Federal court. These rights include the victim’s right to: create an identity theft report; place a 90-day initial fraud alert on credit report; place a seven-year extended fraud alert on credit report; obtain free copies of credit report; have fraudulent information blocked from credit report; dispute fraudulent or inaccurate information on credit report; stop creditors and debt collectors from reporting fraudulent accounts; get copies of documents related to the theft of victim’s identity; stop debt collector from contacting victim. Additional issues discussed include: Federal laws that protect victims of identity theft; how to document the identity theft (a complaint, an affidavit, and a report to law enforcement); tips for working with credit reporting companies; contact information for the three nationwide credit reporting companies; how to best communicate with creditors or debt collectors; and limits on financial losses from identity theft.
Main Term(s): Identity Theft
Index Term(s): Personal crime victims; Property crime victims; Reference materials; Technical assistance resources; Victims rights
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