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Identity Theft - Publications

The following publications are a sample of available resources.

General

2011 OJP Annual Report
Office of Justice Programs, 2012

Statement of Rights for Identity Theft Victims
Federal Trade Commission, August 2012

Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
U.S. Federal Trade Commission, January 2012

Investigative Uses of Technology: Devices, Tools, and Techniques
National Institute of Justice, October 2007

Identity Theft: Assessing Offenders' Strategies and Perceptions of Risk
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, July 2007

Identity Theft: A Research Review
National Institute of Justice, June 2007

Identity Theft Literature Review
National Institute of Justice, July 2005

OVC Focus On...Identity Theft
Office for Victims of Crime, January 2005

Social Security Numbers: Governments Could Do More to Reduce Display in Public Records and on Identity Cards
U.S. Government Accountability Office, November 2004

Fourth Annual Report to Congress Under Section 526(b) of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (Fraudulent Access to Financial Information)
U.S. Federal Trade Commission, 2004

Federal Trade Commission Overview of the Identity Theft Program: October 1998-September 2003
U.S. Federal Trade Commission, September 2003

Many Ugly Faces of Identity Theft
U.S. Department of the Treasury, April 2003

Identity Theft and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: An Analysis of TRW v. Andrews and Current Legislation
Congressional Research Service, February 2003

Public Advisory: Special Report for Consumers on Identity Theft
U.S. Department of Justice and Department of the Solicitor General of Canada, 2003

Identity Theft: Greater Awareness and Use of Existing Data Are Needed
U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 2002

Identity Theft: Prevalence and Cost Appear to be Growing
U.S. Government Accountability Office, March 2002

"Identity Theft: A Fast & Growing Crime," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Federal Bureau of Investigation, August 2000

When a Criminal's Cover Is Your Identity
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 2000

Identity Fraud: Information on Prevalence, Cost, and Internet Impact is Limited
U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 1998

Report to the Congress Concerning the Availability of Consumer Identifying Information and Financial Fraud
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, March 1997

Fresh Start or False Start? Identity Theft in Bankruptcy Cases
Executive Office for U.S. Trustees (No Publication Date Indicated)

ID Theft Affidavit
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (No Publication Date Indicated)

Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft
U.S. Federal Trade Commission (No Publication Date Indicated)

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International

Cross-Border Fraud Complaints with Canadian and United States Consumer Complaint Details: January-December 2012
U.S. Federal Trade Commission, May 2013

Report on Phishing
U.S. Department of Justice and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, 2006

Public Advisory: Special Report for Consumers on Identity Theft
U.S. Department of Justice and Department of the Solicitor General of Canada, 2003

Identity Fraud: Prevalence and Links to Alien Illegal Activities
U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2002

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Law Enforcement

A National Strategy to Combat Identity Theft
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, May 2006

Check and Card Fraud
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, July 2004

Identity Theft
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, June 2004

Identity Crime: An Interactive Resource Guide (CD-ROM)
U.S. Secret Service Criminal Investigative Division, 2003
(This item is available to law enforcement personnel only. To obtain a copy, please call 202-406-9330.)

"Authentication Technology: Identity Theft and Account Takeover," FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
Federal Bureau of Investigation, June 2002

Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders
National Institute of Justice, July 2001

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Phishing

Phishing
Federal Trade Commission, September 2011

"Phishing" Fraud: How to Avoid Getting Fried by Phony Phishermen
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, August 2007

Report on Phishing
U.S. Department of Justice and Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, October 2006

It's Phishing Season
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center, 2004

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Prevention

Identity Theft and Your Social Security Number
Social Security Administration, July 2012

Information Compromise and the Risk of Identity Theft: Guidance for Your Business
U.S. Federal Trade Commission, June 2004

Identity Theft: Stealing Your Name and Your Money
U.S. Postal Inspection Service (No Publication Date Indicated)

Solutions

A National Strategy to Combat Identity Theft
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, May 2006

Putting an End to Account-Hijacking Identity Theft
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, December 2004

"Authentication Technology: Identity Theft and Account Takeover,"
Federal Bureau of Investigation, June 2002

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Statistics

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Annual Reports
Internet Crime Complaint Center, Annual

Identity Theft
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Ongoing Series

Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2013
Federal Trade Commission, February 2014

Victims of Identity Theft, 2012
Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2013

Cross-Border Fraud Complaints with Canadian and United States Consumer Complaint Details: January – December 2012
Federal Trade Commission, May 2013

Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2005-2010
Bureau of Justice Statistics, November 2011

Identity Theft: Trends, Patterns, and Typologies Reported in Suspicious Activity Reports - Filed by Depository Institutions January 1, 2003-December 31, 2009
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, October 2010

Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data - January-December 2007
Federal Trade Commission, February 2007

Final Report of Cognitive Research on the New Identity Theft Questions for the 2004 National Crime Victimization Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, August 2004

Identity Theft: Prevalence and Cost Appear to be Growing
U.S. Government Accountability Office, March 2002

Identity Theft: Available Data Indicate Growth in Prevalence and Cost
U.S. Government Accountability Office, February 2002

Report of the National Task Force on Privacy, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information
Bureau of Justice Statistics, August 2001

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Victims

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Identity Theft
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2012

Statement of Rights for Identity Theft Victims
Federal Trade Commission and Office for Victims of Crime, 2011

Victims of Identity Theft, 2008
Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2010

Identity Theft: Some Outreach Efforts to Promote Awareness of New Consumer Rights Are Under Way
U.S. Government Accountability Office, June 2005

OVC Focus On...Identity Theft
Office for Victims of Crime, January 2005

"Helping Victims of Identity Theft," Justice Resource Update
National Criminal Justice Reference Service, 2005

Schemer, Scammers, and Sweetheart Deals: Financial Predators of the Elderly
Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, May 2002

Identity Theft: The Nation's Fastest Growing Crime Wave Hits Seniors
Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, July 2002

Victims of Fraud and Economic Crime
Office for Victims of Crime, May 2000

Providing Services to Victims of Fraud: Resources for Victim/Witness Coordinators
Office for Victims of Crime, July 1998

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft
U.S Department of the Treasury (No Publication Date Indicated)

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Espanol

El Robo de Identidad y Su Numero de Seguro Social (Identity Theft And Your Social Security Number)
U.S. Social Security Administration, 2012

Tome Control: Defiende contra el Robo de Identidad (Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft)
Federal Trade Commission, 2012

Remediando los Efectos del Robo de Identidad (Remedying the Effects of Identity Theft)
Federal Trade Commission (No Publication Date Indicated)

NCJRS Abstracts Database

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 220,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Users of the database may conduct a search using their own key words and link to full text where available. As of March 2014, there were more than 500 abstracts available using the term(s) "identity theft," "identity fraud," or "phishing."

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