theft is emerging as the most rapidly growing crime of the 21st
century. According to a recent survey conducted by Deloitte, one
in five respondents has been the victim of identity fraud or theft.
The threat is increasing significantly, and methods of identity
theft are becoming more sophisticated every year.
you are a victim of a credit card ID theft then Contact:
Reporting Agencies: verify your phone and address, get your
file flagged, ask what were the recent applications for credit
1. Equifax 866-828-5961
2. TransUnion 800-663-9980
your credit card issuers/banks:
to your cell/mobile phone company (in case that is compromised).
credit card companies and cell compnies to upgarde your system
of personal telphone security question (with a password) so
that no one can make any changes withoiut the rigth password/question.
will also provide you information to obtain Identity Theft Kit
D. Center of Internet Security
Coordination Center receives many calls and emails from people
asking whether or not a message they received via email is true
or not. The following list of resources can help you separate
the hoaxes from the valid warnings. (In addition to these resources,
there are also several papers in section VII.
Papers and Articles that discuss how to identify a hoax.)