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Identity Theft Victim Assistance Network Project
The Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC), with funding from OVC, this project seeks to improve the response (infrastructure, training, outreach tools, and direct victim assistance services) to victims of identity theft nationwide.

Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders. Victims and family members will find information about how to report and get assistance for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC is the U.S. Government's central Web site for information about identity theft includes government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, and consumer alerts. Victims of identity theft will find useful information provides information on how to report identity theft and steps to protect their credit.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Through cooperation and partnerships, FinCEN combats money laundering domestically and internationally.

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF)
Created in 2009 to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial crisis and to prevent another crisis from happening, FFETF is made up of Federal agencies, US Attorneys Offices and state/local partners working to combat financial fraud.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
IC3 allows users to file complaints online. Its Web site also offers statistics, scam alerts, and fraud prevention tips. The program is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

NCJRS: Elder Abuse Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to elder abuse, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, along with additional information and resources.

NCJRS: Fraud Awareness Special Feature
In an effort to educate businesses and the public about the growing impact of fraud, as well as to promote basic steps that can be taken to recognize, report, and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of fraudulent activities, NCJRS presents this online compilation of resources addressing the topic.

NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS Internet Safety Special Feature presents a compilation of resources on internet safety for children and consumers, internet privacy, and cyberbullying.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Antitrust Division
The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Fraud Section
The Identity Theft and Fraud pages provide information about identity theft and fraud, what to do if you are a victim, and updates on DOJ responses to identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Identity Theft
The Identity Theft pages provide consumer tips, instructions on how to get off mailing lists and how to report unsolicited e-mail ("spam"), and links to information about identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Secret Service: Criminal Investigations
The Secret Service investigates crimes associated with financial institutions, including bank fraud, access device fraud, telecommunications and computer crimes, fraudulent government and commercial securities, and electronic funds transfer fraud.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Money
AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.

Anti-Phishing Working Group
APWG is focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
ACFE is an anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education.

Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP)
CIMIP is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection.

Child Identity Theft Tools and Resources
Child identity theft can be a devastating event for young people and their families. Until recently, little was known about the scope and consequences of the crime. On February 4, 2013, the Identity Theft Assistance Center hosted a forum to discuss the unique challenges surrounding child identity theft. Participants learned about the latest research, laws, consumer tools, pilot projects, and consumer education efforts on child identity theft. This Web site provides a recording of the Forum, as well as materials and information from participants.

Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC)
ITAC is a consumer advocate on identity fraud and the financial services industry's identity management solution center. ITAC offers free victim assistance through its membership to customers who suspect they are victims of identity theft. ITAC reduces the customer's delay and frustration by giving them a single point of contact to resolve their case.

Identity Theft Resource Center
ITRC is a nonprofit consumer information, research, and advocacy organization that offers public education, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources, including: Identity Theft: Stolen Futures-an educational program to teach defensive identity theft consumer behavior for teens. A short and engaging video about identity theft is available in multiple formats in the Teen Space.

National Check Fraud Center
The center provides assistance, information, and crime reporting information for counterfeit checks, forgery, check fraud, bank fraud, and white collar crimes.

National Fraud Information Center
The National Fraud Information Center provides a toll-free hotline for consumers to get advice about telephone or e-mail solicitations and report possible telemarketing or Internet fraud to law enforcement agencies.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The clearinghouse provides identity theft resources, consumer information, publications, and advocacy.

State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)
State PIRGs are locally based organizations that fight threats to public health and well-being through investigative research, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and litigation.

Stop Atlanta Fraud Empower (SAFE)
SAFE is a public outreach campaign providing education, advocacy, and training to reduce fraud victimization among residents of Atlanta, Georgia. Services include: 1. Help and referral assistance via the SAFE helpline at 404-588-4740. 2. A consumer advocate to assist victims of identity theft and bank fraud file complaints with the appropriate agencies. 3. Advocacy and assistance correcting credit reports. 4. Outreach and training targeting local groups and law enforcement. SAFE is a program of the nonprofit Atlanta Victim Assistance Inc., supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of the Southwest (VICARS)
VICARS provides direct legal assistance to victims of identity theft and financial fraud in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma and helps crime victims: re-acquire their identity, restore their credit, recoup their losses, regain control over their finances. This site offers a victim's toolkit and program resources.

OVC-Funded Resources

Identity Theft Victim Assistance Network Project
The Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC), with funding from OVC, this project seeks to improve the response (infrastructure, training, outreach tools, and direct victim assistance services) to victims of identity theft nationwide.

Federal Resources

Elder Justice Initiative
This site serves as a resource for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation and their families, practitioners who serve them, law enforcement agencies and prosecutors, and researchers seeking to understand and address this silent epidemic plaguing our nation's elders. Victims and family members will find information about how to report and get assistance for victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
The FTC is the U.S. Government's central Web site for information about identity theft includes government reports and Congressional testimony, law enforcement updates, and consumer alerts. Victims of identity theft will find useful information provides information on how to report identity theft and steps to protect their credit.

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
Through cooperation and partnerships, FinCEN combats money laundering domestically and internationally.

Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF)
Created in 2009 to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial crisis and to prevent another crisis from happening, FFETF is made up of Federal agencies, US Attorneys Offices and state/local partners working to combat financial fraud.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
IC3 allows users to file complaints online. Its Web site also offers statistics, scam alerts, and fraud prevention tips. The program is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
Sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, NCJRS offers information on victimology and victim assistance, criminal justice, juvenile justice, information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS supplies the victim services field with resources, publications, and program information. The NCJRS library collection includes more than 30,000 resources relevant to the field.

NCJRS: Elder Abuse Special Feature
To address the need for resources and strategies related to elder abuse, NCJRS presents this compilation of publications and related materials focusing abuse by caregivers, domestic violence, fraud and financial abuse, along with additional information and resources.

NCJRS: Fraud Awareness Special Feature
In an effort to educate businesses and the public about the growing impact of fraud, as well as to promote basic steps that can be taken to recognize, report, and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of fraudulent activities, NCJRS presents this online compilation of resources addressing the topic.

NCJRS: Internet Safety Special Feature
The NCJRS Internet Safety Special Feature presents a compilation of resources on internet safety for children and consumers, internet privacy, and cyberbullying.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Antitrust Division
The mission of the Antitrust Division is to promote economic competition through enforcing and providing guidance on antitrust laws and principles.

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Fraud Section
The Identity Theft and Fraud pages provide information about identity theft and fraud, what to do if you are a victim, and updates on DOJ responses to identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Postal Inspection Service: Identity Theft
The Identity Theft pages provide consumer tips, instructions on how to get off mailing lists and how to report unsolicited e-mail ("spam"), and links to information about identity theft and fraud.

U.S. Secret Service: Criminal Investigations
The Secret Service investigates crimes associated with financial institutions, including bank fraud, access device fraud, telecommunications and computer crimes, fraudulent government and commercial securities, and electronic funds transfer fraud.

Non-Governmental Resources

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Money

AARP provides information about identity theft and how to protect yourself from it.

Anti-Phishing Working Group

APWG is focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

ACFE is an anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud training and education.

Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP)

CIMIP is a research collaborative dedicated to furthering a national research agenda on identity management, information sharing, and data protection.

Child Identity Theft Tools and Resources

Child identity theft can be a devastating event for young people and their families. Until recently, little was known about the scope and consequences of the crime. On February 4, 2013, the Identity Theft Assistance Center hosted a forum to discuss the unique challenges surrounding child identity theft. Participants learned about the latest research, laws, consumer tools, pilot projects, and consumer education efforts on child identity theft. This Web site provides a recording of the Forum, as well as materials and information from participants.

Identity Theft Assistance Center (ITAC)

ITAC is a consumer advocate on identity fraud and the financial services industry's identity management solution center. ITAC offers free victim assistance through its membership to customers who suspect they are victims of identity theft. ITAC reduces the customer's delay and frustration by giving them a single point of contact to resolve their case.

Identity Theft Resource Center

ITRC is a nonprofit consumer information, research, and advocacy organization that offers public education, prevention tips, victim information guides, and other resources, including: Identity Theft: Stolen Futures-an educational program to teach defensive identity theft consumer behavior for teens. A short and engaging video about identity theft is available in multiple formats in the Teen Space.

National Check Fraud Center

The center provides assistance, information, and crime reporting information for counterfeit checks, forgery, check fraud, bank fraud, and white collar crimes.

National Fraud Information Center

The National Fraud Information Center provides a toll-free hotline for consumers to get advice about telephone or e-mail solicitations and report possible telemarketing or Internet fraud to law enforcement agencies.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse provides identity theft resources, consumer information, publications, and advocacy.

State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs)

State PIRGs are locally based organizations that fight threats to public health and well-being through investigative research, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and litigation.

Stop Atlanta Fraud Empower (SAFE)

SAFE is a public outreach campaign providing education, advocacy, and training to reduce fraud victimization among residents of Atlanta, Georgia. Services include: 1. Help and referral assistance via the SAFE helpline at 404-588-4740. 2. A consumer advocate to assist victims of identity theft and bank fraud file complaints with the appropriate agencies. 3. Advocacy and assistance correcting credit reports. 4. Outreach and training targeting local groups and law enforcement. SAFE is a program of the nonprofit Atlanta Victim Assistance Inc., supported by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy, and Restoration of the Southwest (VICARS)

VICARS provides direct legal assistance to victims of identity theft and financial fraud in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Oklahoma and helps crime victims: re-acquire their identity, restore their credit, recoup their losses, regain control over their finances. This site offers a victim's toolkit and program resources.
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