Use these additional resources to learn more about how to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft -- or to help you if you're experiencing it's devastating affects.

American Bankers Association
Useful tips from the ABA Education Foundation on how to protect your financial information, including a concrete list of practical steps you can take.
This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

Call For Action
Call For Action, Inc. (CFA) is an international, nonprofit network of consumer hotlines affiliated with local broadcast partners. Services are free, confidential and available to individuals as well as small businesses. 

Federal Trade Commission
This site provides a primer on identity theft as well as helpful advice on how to protect your personal information.

FTC Info on Free Credit Reports
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.