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  • Control Your Personal Information

    A nonprofit consumer education, research, and advocacy program, these publications empower you to take action to control your personal information by providing practical tips on privacy protection. Content Detail

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    Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
  • Fighting Back Against Identity Theft

    This website is a one-stop national resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. It provides detailed information to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Identity Theft

    Steps to prevent identity theft and what to do if you become a victim. Content Detail

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    Colorado Attorney General's Office
  • Identity Theft and Children

    Child Identity Theft occurs when a child's identity is used by another person for the imposter's personal gain. This resource explores the potential impact this crime will have on a child's life from the moment of discovery and into the future. Content Detail

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    Identity Theft Resource Center
  • Identity Theft Handbook PDF

    This useful resource has a test to determine an individuals' risk to ID theft, how to reduce that risk and what to do if you become a victim of identity theft. Content Detail

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    Denver District Attorneys' Office - CASE Project
  • Identity Theft Resource Center

    This nonprofit organization is dedicated to the understanding and prevention of ID theft. Content Detail

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    Identity Theft Resource Center
  • If Your Social Security Number is Stolen PDF

    Thieves can use your SSN to obtain credit and employment - What should you do if you're a victim? Act quickly and assertively, and keep records/copies of all contacts and reports. Content Detail

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    Denver DA's Office and CASE Partnership
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Consumer Protection Information for Seniors

    The purpose of this resource is to help Seniors learn the red flags of fraud; recognize when someone is trying to victimize them; learn when to say "no" and close the door or hang up the phone; know how to report fraud to the appropriate agencies; and empower the consumer. (Chapter 11 of The Senior Law Handbook is a project of the Colorado Bar Association's Elder Law and Trust and Estate Section.) Scroll to 11 - on the webpage. Content Detail

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    Colorado Bar Association - Senior Law Handbook
  • Credit File Security Freeze PDF

    Any US Citizen can put a security freeze on their credit reports. A freeze means your file can't be shared with potential creditors which can help prevent identity theft. If your files are frozen, even someone who has your name and Social Security number will not be able to get credit in your name. Content Detail

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    Office of Denver District Attorney and CASE Partnership
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Justice Corps Colorado Springs

    Staffed by volunteers, the purpose of this program is to supplement the help provided in the Self Help Center of the El Paso County Combined Courthouse for the public in the Pikes Peak region, by helping you gain access to the resources you need to answer your questions regarding family law and other civil matters (not criminal). Read More

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    Justice Corps Colorado Springs
  • Public Access: Court Records Searches

    Records of the court available on the Internet. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Identity Theft and the Deceased

    Fact sheet with prevention and victim tips. Content Detail

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    Identity Theft Resource Center
  • Obtain your Free Credit Report

    A new federal law provides for access to free reports for individuals in all states through annualcreditreport.com. You can obtain your credit report three times annually once from each of the 3 major credit bureaus. Read More

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    annualcreditreport.com
  • Office of Dispute Resolution

    If you have a legal dispute, the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) may be able to help. This link will take you to their homepage. The ODR exists to establish and make available dispute resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools

    Protect yourself while using the computer for things such as email and surfing the Internet. This site covers topics such as snoop proof email, surfing anonymously, voice privacy and more. CLS does not lobby for, consult, or advise companies, nor do we endorse specific products or services. Content Detail

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    Electronic Privacy Information Center