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. Bbbonline.org/IDTheft/protect.asp
Federal Trade Commission: Features a range of information about identity theft and how to fight back against it. Ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idto4.shtm
National Consumers League: Provides suggestions for guarding against identity theft. Fraud.org/tips/internet/idtheftavoid.htm.
National Crime Prevention Council: Spotlights how identity theft occurs and prevention tips. Ncpc.org/topics/fraud-and-identity-theft/tips-to-prevent-identity-theft