ITRC Call Center Stats for August 2015

Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center categorizes the consumer help requests that come into the 24-hour toll-free call center. By following up on the types of identity theft complaints that the public brings, the ITRC can then establish a clearer picture for law enforcement, policymakers, and even everyday citizens in order to know where the actual threats to personal data security lie.

Biometrics: So What?

Each month, the Identity Theft Resource Center hosts an informative Twitter chat on ways to protect the public from fraud and scams. 

When we think of the illegal activities of street gangs, we probably think back to news reports, documentaries, or even Hollywood films about dangerous thugs. Drug dealing, gun running, and violent crime probably top the list.

It’s bad enough that ID theft criminals are targeting students of all ages at the beginning of every school year. 

The Identity Theft Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides free assistance to victims of identity theft. As part of its mission to provide data to law enforcement officials and legislative policymakers, calls to the 24/7 toll-free call center are categorized by the type of identity theft complaint involved.

I feel compelled to write about what credit monitoring does and doesn't do to protect us after reading new information outlining how companies that are breached and then offer credit monitoring can give customers a false sense of security.

Each year, the ITRC provides countless hours of victim assistance to help those who’ve been affected by identity theft. This help is intended to let victims regain some semblance of control over their personal identifiable information.

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