I'm sure you've heard it from loved ones, so I'm not telling you anything new, but you are valuable. You may be surprised to find out just how "valuable" you are. To thieves and people with less than honorable intentions, things like your name, phone number, and social security number can become a method that can be used to obtain just about anything.
Identity theft is nothing new. Hollywood movies have been made of people who spent their life with multiple identities. With more and more or our lives becoming digitized, your information becomes more and more valuable.
Here at Grossmont Schools Federal Credit Union we want to provide you with links and information that will help you protect yourself from Identity Theft. The following are some useful links to help you understand what Identity Theft is exactly, and ways to help you protect yourself.
Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft
The FTC has one of the better resources for identity theft including some very easy to read and comprehensive brochures.
US Department Of Justice Identity Theft Section
The DOJ section for ID Theft. Lots of good resources here.
Privacy Rights ClearingHouse Identity Theft Resources
This site includes Fact Sheets, Publications, Stories of ID Theft and Quizzes.