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Identity Theft - Publications

The following publications are a sample of available resources.

General

Safeguarding American Consumers & Families
The White House, January 2015
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 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
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

Examining the Structure, Organization, and Processes of the International Market for Stolen Data
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2014
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

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)

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Solutions

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

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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
New Face of Identity Theft: An Analysis of Federal Case Data for the Years 2008 Through 2013
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2015
Victims of Identity Theft, 2014
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2015
Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January-December 2013
Federal Trade Commission, February 2014
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
Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data - January-December 2007
Federal Trade Commission, February 2007
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

Victims of Identity Theft, 2014
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2015
National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Identity Theft
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2012
ID Theft Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, May 2012
Statement of Rights for Identity Theft Victims
Federal Trade Commission and Office for Victims of Crime, 2011
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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Español

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)

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 220,000 justice materials, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Conduct a search of the Abstracts Database for additional resources on this topic.

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