Spread the Word About Identity Protection
You can spread the word about identity protection in your community. Whether you’re chatting with friends and family, or reaching out to social networking sites, you can help people learn how to protect their personal information and avoid identity theft.
The FTC's resources are free and in the public domain, so feel free to adapt them for your needs. There are many ways you can raise awareness about identity theft. Here are a few suggestions:
Use our free Identity Theft Outreach Toolkit for help with planning and promoting a Protect Your Identity Event.
Distribute identity theft tips to your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and clients. Contact local community centers, businesses, your child’s school, the local library, religious organizations, or professional associations. Order free copies of our publications to give out or offer to write blurbs about identity protection for their listservs or newsletters.
- Link to ftc.gov/idtheft from your blog or social networking profile, grab a video for your site, and include tips about identity protection in a blog post.
- Reach out to bloggers who are talking about privacy, identity protection, or personal finance. Let them know about ftc.gov/idtheft, and tell them they can link to it and use the content in a post.
- Update your status or post short tips from Identity Theft: What to Know, What to Do [PDF] with a link to ftc.gov/idtheft.
- Comment on others' messages, and share what others have posted about privacy, personal information, or identity theft.
- Post a link to ftc.gov/idtheft in your profile and encourage your friends to check it out.
- Join groups about privacy and identity protection, and let them know about ftc.gov/idtheft.