Identity Theft Resource Center®, Nonprofit Organization
Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of identity theft. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education. The ITRC also advises governmental agencies, legislators, law enforcement, and businesses about the evolving and growing problem of identity theft.
Identity Theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of personal identifying information (PII) such as Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers and uses them for their own personal gain. This is called ID Theft. It can start with lost or stolen wallets, pilfered mail, a data breach, computer virus, phishing, a scam, or paper documents thrown out by you or a business (dumpster diving). This crime varies widely, and can include check fraud, credit card fraud, financial identity theft, criminal identity theft, governmental identity theft, and identity fraud.
We invite you to navigate through our website. Some of our more popular pages are the ITRaC News e-newsletter, Data Breach List, scam alerts, assistance on Lost/Stolen Wallets, Medical Identity Theft, Beginning Steps for Financial Identity Theft, Victim Impact Studies (statistics), and Identity Theft in the Workplace.