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Identity Theft


Visit the NYS-Balance website (Username: nys, Password: balance) or call for these and other resources:

Website Articles

  • How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Suspicious Emails for Phishing Scams
  • Child Identity Theft Prevention
  • Take Action! An Identity Theft Survivor's Guide
  • Identity Theft Solutions
  • Child Identity Theft: Parts 1, 2, and 3
  • Looking for Student Aid... Without Getting Scammed
  • Protecting Your Plastic From High-Tech Criminals
  • Ten Things New College Grads Should Do to Plan Their Financial Lives
  • Security Freezes and Fraud Alerts
  • Building a Better Credit Report: Parts 1-5
  • Prevent and Report Identity Theft
  • Your Social Security Number and Card: Protecting Your Number

Webinars - Archive

Legal Forms

  • Identity Theft Worksheet

Additional Resources

  • Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Website
  • National Consumer Law Center
  • On Guard Online: Protect Yourself From Internet, Credit, and Identity Fraud
  • Request a Free Annual Credit Report

Legal Resources

  • Identity Theft FAQ
  • Fraud Crimes and Ponzi Schemes
  • Elder Abuse: Financial Scams Against Seniors
  • Theft and Shoplifting Crimes
  • Robbery
  • Burglary Basics
  • Personal Property
  • Your Routine Financial Checkup

Referrals to Programs and Services

  • Identity Theft Prevention and Recovery Resources
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