Protect yourself against identity theft
Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personally identifying information, like your name, Social Security number, or credit card number, without your permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has put together resources here where you can learn more about identity theft.
This FTC site provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. Visit here.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. Request yours here.
Education is the first line of defense against fraud and deception; it can help you make well-informed decisions before you spend your money. Learn more here.
Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides consumer and victim support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft. Visit the ITRC here.
This website, www.IdentifyTheft.info, offers up-to-date information and ways to protect yourself and your family against identity theft.
Tax forms can be downloaded and printed from their respective agencies.
Click here to get tax forms from the Internal Revenue Service.
Click here for forms from the Indiana Department of Revenue.