How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Protecting personal and confidential data in the information age can prove a challenging task.  So what can you do to safeguard private financial information or fight a case of identity theft?  Several websites offer good advice on the subject.  Here are a few:

Better Business Bureau:  covers the ins and outs of identity theft and how to protect against it.

Federal Trade Commission:  Features a range of information about identity theft and how to fight back against it.

National Consumers League:  Provides suggestions for guarding against identity theft.

National Crime Prevention Council:  Spotlights how identity theft occurs and prevention tips.