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Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims

Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims published on

Authored by Federal Trade Commission

This Guide, prepared by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), is intended to assist attorneys
counseling identity theft victims. It explains:
common types of identity theft
the impact of identity theft on clients
the tools available for restoring victims to their pre-crime status.
Specifically, the Guide highlights the rights and remedies available to identity theft victims
under federal laws, most notably:
the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA)
the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
the Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA).
It also includes information and materials published by other organizations that address less
common, more complex, and emerging forms of identity theft, such as medical or employment
related identity theft.

Publication Date:
Dec 11 2014
1505468248 / 9781505468243
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Black and White
Related Categories:
Law / Reference


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