KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT
- Good Afternoon All,
As our lives have become more integrated with technology, keeping our
private information confidential has become more and more difficult.
Your personal information is regularly requested by others, partially
completed credit card applications arrive in the mail almost every week,
and electronic transactions have become commonplace. Although all of
these changes have the potential to simplify our lives, they can also
make it easy for someone to take advantage of the situation and steal
your identity. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in
the United States, and sometimes one of the more difficult crimes to
investigate and solve. The Identity Theft section of the MPDC's
website provides examples of identity theft, offers tips on how to
protect your personal information and contains various resources that
can help you combat identity theft. It also provides steps on what to do
if you become a victim of identity theft.
FOOTNOTE: DC residents who have been identity theft victims may contact
the MPDC's Financial Crimes and Fraud Unit at (202) 727-4159. The
address is 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 3019, Washington, DC, 20001.
Office of Communications in the Office of Corporate Communications
Community Outreach Coordinator
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