About ITRC



ITRC is largely funded by the corporate sponsors and foundations mentioned on this website.  It takes active and involved businesses – which support our mission to combat identity theft – in order that we may continue to assist victims free of charge.  Our sponsors are known in the community for their proactive approach towards community involvement in general, and identity theft in particular.  Our sponsors are noteworthy both for their integrity and for giving back to the community. 

The support of our sponsors allows the ITRC to provide no-cost victim assistance to low and middle-income families, to educate consumers and businesses about the crime of identity theft in both presentations and community events, and to provide support to law enforcement and public agencies in their efforts to help identity theft victims.  ITRC provides a broad range of services, which are used by consumers, victims, businesses, law enforcement, and media.  All these things are only possible with the generous financial support of our sponsors.

The ITRC provides our sponsors with promotional services and media recognition where appropriate within the context of our educational and outreach activities, and may provide links to their websites in our content.  However, we are not compensated if consumers choose to apply for or purchase products via the links in our content. For more information, please see the Sponsorship Policy.

We are proud to be associated with these companies and agencies, and are exceptionally grateful for their financial support to the ITRC.

ITRC Corporate Sponsors and Supporters


Collaborative Partnerships

Over the years, the Identity Theft Resource Center has established and maintained many collaborative partnerships, at the national, state and local level. These include:


  • California Crime Prevention Officers Association (CCPOA)
  • California Financial Crimes Investigators Association (CFCIA)


  • Live Well San Diego
  • San Diego City Attorney’s Office
  • San Diego District Attorney’s - Victim Assistance Program
  • San Diego Regional Fraud Task Force
  • Securing our eCity
  • Victim Assistance Coordinating Council


  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Center for Identity The University of Texas at Austin 
  • Consumer Federation of America (CFA)
  • FraudAvengers.org
  • Identity Theft Council
  • Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
  • Merchant Risk Council (MRC)
  • Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA)
  • National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance
  • National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
  • National Foundation for Credit Counseling
  • National Organization for Victim Assistance
  • Smart Card Alliance
  • U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
  • Scam Detector


  • Australian Attorney-General’s Department/National Security Resilience Policy Division


ITRC Mission

The ITRC is a non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft in resolving their cases, and to broaden public education and awareness in the understanding of identity theft, data breaches, cyber security, scams/fraud and privacy issues.

What We Do

The ITRC conducts training and presentations on best practices and risk reduction for both businesses and consumers.

  • The Victim Assistance Call Center provides toll-free, no-cost case mitigation and consumer education to approximately 10,000 victims and consumers annually. ITRC maintains a multi-year data breach report extending back to 2005. The ITRC Breach Report is published weekly and supplemental reports are readily available.
  • Provide best-in-class victim assistance at no charge to consumers throughout the United States.
  • Educate consumers, corporations, government agencies, and other organizations on best practices for fraud and identity theft detection, reduction and mitigation.
  • Serve as a relevant national resource on consumer issues related to cybersecurity, data breaches, social media, fraud, scams and other issues.
  • ITRC advisors represent more than 50 years of case resolution experience and are dedicated to providing world-class customer service, and protecting the victim’s, or consumer’s, privacy.
  • The ITRC maintains and updates more than 1,000 written documents, articles and videos in order to provide victim assistance and education on identity theft and financial fraud. In addition, idtheftcenter.org provides a large number of links to a wide variety of resources.
  • The ITRC conducts research and surveys in collaboration with partners and sponsors resulting in white papers, fact sheets, and solutions to educate consumers and businesses.

Our Philosophy

  • The ITRC fundamentally believes that both consumers and businesses are victims of identity theft and fraud.
  • Prevention and reduction of identity theft will require education and cooperation between consumers, businesses, law enforcement agencies, and legislators.
  • The ITRC believes that support and education of businesses has a strong positive impact on the restoration of victims’ lives, and the prevention of further identity theft. 
  • The ITRC has consciously avoided legal advocacy as a method of forwarding its mission.

To view the ITRC's Corporate Policies click here.

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Over the past 10 years, the ITRC has been the proud recipient of many numerous awards - from local business awards to Congressional honors and recognition.

ITRC was proud to be one of 51 finalists for Securing our eCity's First Annual Cybersecurity Awards. This event was sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, ESET, BDO, SAIC and XEROX.

Topping off the event, ITRC was named a winner in the Awareness Category.


The ITRC received the Suzanne McDaniel Public Awareness Award from Congresswoman Susan Davis at the Victims' Rights Caucus Awards ceremony held in Washington, DC on April 14,2010.

Susanne McDaniel Award



The Suzanne McDaniel Public Awareness Award was presented to the Identity Theft Resource Center for increasing national awareness and advocating for victims of identity theft.


The ITRC's Annual Report is a comprehensive look at the mission and operations of the ITRC. This document will be of interest to anyone who wants a complete picture of who we are, what we do, and how we operate. As a non-profit corporation, we strive to achieve a high standard of transparency and accountability. Our integrity is important to those victims we serve, to our community, and to those corporations and agencies that support us by their sponsorship, grants, and donations. 


The ITRC is Gold Member with Guidestar and a BBB accredited charity. Transparency is an important part of ensuring that we maintain our public credibility. As a 501c3 charity we must file a 990 with the IRS annually. To view our 990 click here.

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