Department Fax Numbers: (718) 739-5133 or (718) 291-2938
Resources: (click on links below)
Federal Trade Commision: Facts for Consumers
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: Identity Theft Resources
Test your ID Theft IQ
Privacy Links and Blogs from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
The "Other" Consumer Reports: What You Should Know about "Specialty" Reports
A Chronology of Data Breaches Reported Since the ChoicePoint Incident
Buying On-line: tips
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Line - These FTC Consumer Alerts offer tips on how to recognize and avoid scams, as well as advice on other consumer issues (130 sites).
eBay - How to Spot a Fake Website, Spoof email, what to do to Protect Your Account
Financial Privacy Resources
HR Benefit - Identity Theft Insurance
Identity Theft Resource Center - Non-profit organization to educate on Identity Theft Insurance Fraud
Medical Information Bureau -Information on medical conditions that insurance companies consider significant. Information provided once annually to consumer.
Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft - 52 pages of complete information from the Federal Trade Commission.
What to do if you have given out Personal Information
VIN Cloning an how one may innocently purchase a stolen vehicle when buying a used car
Identify Theft Resources from Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, an non-profit consumer and advocacy organization