IdentityTheft.gov is a new tool developed by the Federal Trade Commission that identity-theft victims can use to report what happened, build a recovery plan, and put that plan into action. Visitors to the site will be asked questions about the incident, and a step-by-step recovery plan is developed.
For information on how to protect yourself from identity theft, visit AARP.org/fraudwatchnetwork. Readers may sign up for free email alerts with tips and resources. The network also provides access to a network of experts, law enforcement, and people who will provide information on the latest scams.