The IDSafety FAQ has been established to answer frequently asked questions about identity crime and the sponsors of this award winning Web site.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), pretexting is the practice of getting your personal information under false pretenses. Pretexters sell your information to people who may use it to get credit in your name, steal your assets, or to investigate or sue you. Pretexting is against the law. For more information go to: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/pretext.htm
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a leadership organization committed to advancing the profession of policing by promoting enhanced practices, cooperative efforts and the exchange of information among police administrators and other institutions and organizations. For more information go to: http://www.theiacp.org/
For more information about identity crime in your specific State go to: http://www.consumer.gov/sentinel/index.html