The Identity Theft Resource Center has an ongoing mission to help the public with identity theft. Whether it’s serving as a lifeline to victims or keeping up with important data for law enforcement and policymakers, the ITRC is one of the organizations at the forefront of the identity theft fight.
Each month, the ITRC hosts an informative Twitter chat on a topic relating to the issue of identity theft, but in May, we have decided to do things a little differently. Instead of having a single industry expert or organization serve as our co-host this month, we will be asking our friends, partners, and sponsors to come together to answer the public’s questions related to every aspect of identity theft. From cybersecurity to shredding to privacy, we will be tweeting best practices, helpful information, and fraud prevention tips that everyone can use.
With the gift giving holidays behind us and New Year's coming up, it's tempting to let your guard down and relax for the last few days of 2015. But before you can do that, you've got a few precautions to take.
At the conclusion of every year, the Identity Theft Resource Center takes a comprehensive look back at the issues and events that shaped the identity theft landscape from the previous year. Using trends, data breach results, and victim surveys, the ITRC makes predictions about what the coming year may hold.
In 2006, a Utah woman named Anndorie Sachs received a phone call that no mother ever wants to hear. She was being investigated by Child Protective Services after recently giving birth to a baby who was addicted to meth. Investigators actually arrived at her house, threatening to take her four children into custody.