Online or on paper, get the latest FTC identity theft info

Looking for information on dealing with identity theft? The FTC has new and revised identity theft publications that reflect features of that make it easier to report and recover from identity theft.

Here’s what’s hot off the presses:

  • Identity Theft – What to Know, What to Do gives an overview of identity theft and steps to recover from it. If you’re teaching people in your community about avoiding and dealing with identity theft, this is the publication to order.
  • Identity Theft – A Recovery Plan, formerly Taking Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft, is a comprehensive guide for victims of identity theft. This booklet includes to-do lists, forms, and sample letters – all of which you also can find right away at  

All of these publications are available in bulk, free of charge, at Be sure to read, download, order and share them!


You're doing a great service to people. I always read what you have to say.

It happened to me.

I wish more people knew about these and that companies and institutions would provide these to employees.

Easy to recover. Starts with positive outlook and perseverance

I've been receiving calls from individual's claiming to be with the IRS, and when I start asking personal questions, they get hostile, one caller threatened to kill me, and my family. They have called twice from different numbers. How can I find out where they're calling from, and have them arrested for terroristic threats?

Some one stold my inheritance my taxes my little girl's identity and filed bankruptcy and slandered me with lies all over the medical bureau iam not happy...

Go to to report identity theft and get help repairing problems caused by the theft. You can get a personal plan that lists steps to take, and pre-printed letters and forms to send to creditors and other businesses.

I have gained a lot of knowledge since receiving these publications. I Pass them on to friends as well. I too have gotten calls, saying I will be arrested for 6 months. I have talked to local authorities & they said to report any IRS related calls to the IRS. I was caught in a recent scam & because of quick action by myself & my daughter I was able to recover before damage was done. The legitimate company registered my complaint & took action as well.

I got the same calls . I told them they spam both denied they weren't with IRS.

I was getting call everyday ,telling me I own over a thousand dollars,and then they start sending me letters I had to sign for saying I own money,I don't file taxes,it been so many years I haven't file are old money to irs.but I want u too know I thank u very much for what u all are doing.


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