There are many resources that can provide you with more information about identity theft prevention and protection, as well as offer you guidance should you unfortunately become a victim. The following are some useful phone numbers and websites.
The Federal Trade Commission:
The Social Security Administraion Office of Inspector General (Fraud Hotline):
Internal Revenue Service:
Federal Communications Commission:
It may seem that each new technological convenience generates a new possibility for the invasion of you privacy. However, remember that taking a few, simple preventive measures can help you deter potential identity crimes against you. A strong offense may be your best defense against identity theft.