Identity Theft: Prevention and Repair Kit
Precaution is better than cure. ~Edward Coke
Technology advances have been affecting our daily
lives in so many ways that sometimes it’s difficult to
keep up. Arguably, these advances have made our
lives easier by allowing us to do such things as banking
and shopping online, or by telephone. Unfortunately,
an unwanted side effect of this convenience is Identity
Theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the nation.
Even if you don’t use a computer or telephone to
conduct business, you can still be a victim of identity
theft. This booklet shows you how to recognize ID theft,
how to protect yourself from it and what to do to help
repair the often devastating damage caused when
someone illegally pretends to be you.
As your Attorney General, I urge you to study the
information in this short publication and pass on what
you learn to friends and family. There is no reason
not to use and benefit from today’s technology, but
do so carefully. Combined with good old fashioned
common sense and the advice in these pages, you can
substantially reduce your risk of becoming a victim.