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Identity Theft

Self Help Legal Info

  • Experiencing Identity Theft?

    Use letters assembled at the end of these interviews to report ID theft to a credit bureau, to report ID theft directly to the creditor to stop collection activity, and to send to a debt collection agency for a debt created as a result of ID theft. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services
  • Control Your Personal Information

    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
  • 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 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
  • Identity Theft and the Deceased

    Fact sheet with prevention and victim tips. Content Detail

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    Identity Theft Resource Center
  • 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
  • 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 report, deter, detect, and defend against identity theft. Content Detail

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    Federal Trade Commission
  • Identity Theft and Children

    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
  • Obtain your Free Credit Report

    A 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
  • Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools

    Protect yourself while using devices for things such as email and surfing the 'net. Topics such as snoop proof email, surfing anonymously, voice privacy and more covered. 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
  • Justice Corps Colorado Springs

    Staffed by volunteers, the program's purpose is to supplement help provided in the El Paso County Combined Courthouse Self Help Center for the public, by helping you gain access to resources you need to answer 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
  • Office of Dispute Resolution

    The ODR exists to establish and make available conflict resolution programs and services within the Colorado Judicial Branch. Content Detail

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    Colorado Judicial Branch
  • Report Fraud

    Use this site to File a Report fraud, including: consumer complaints, charity and non-profit, consumer creditor or lender, collection agency, debt management services provider, environmental crimes, insurance fraud, medicaid, mortgage, patent assertion, securities fraud, telephone calls: fraudulent or unwanted calls, or make other fraud reports. Read More

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    CO Attorney General's Office
  • Request that the Court Waive Your Filing Fees

    Complete the form to request your filing fees be waived, and find links to the instructions and forms on the Colorado Judicial (courts) site. Read More

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    Colorado Legal Services