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Fighting back against identity theft
Source: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Content Type: Web site
Pages feature the following content: What is identity theft? How do thieves steal an identity? What do thieves do with a stolen identity? How can you find out if your identity was stolen? How long can the effects of identity theft last? What should you do if your identity is stolen? Should you file a police report if your identity is stolen? How long can the effects of identity theft last? What can you do to help fight identity theft?

An Attorney's Guide to Assisting Victims of ID Theft
Source: Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Content Type: Website
Welcome to the Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims (Guide). The Guide was developed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to help attorneys and victim service providers chart their way through and resolve legal problems that pro bono clients may have following the theft of their identity.

Medical Identity Theft: How to mimimize risk
Source: Federal Trade Commission
Content Type: PDF
Like traditional identity theft, medical ID theft can affect your finances; but it also can take a toll on your health. Identity thieves can use your personal and health insurance information to get medical treatment, prescription drugs or surgery. Dishonest people working in a medical setting may use your information to submit false bills to insurance companies. Medical identity theft may change your medical and health insurance records: Every time a thief uses your identity to get care, a record is created with the imposter’s medical information that could be mistaken for your medical information – say, a different blood type, an inaccurate history of drug or alcohol abuse, test results that aren’t yours, or a diagnosis of an illness, allergy or condition you don’t have. Any of these could lead to improper treatment, which in turn, could lead to injury, illness or worse.

Publications for Elders and their Advocates
Source: National Consumer Law Center
Content Type: Website
This section of the NCLC website provides an overview of available publications related to consumer protection for senior citizens.

Elder Consumer Protection Program for Professionals
Source: Stetson University College of Law
Content Type: Website
Educational, informational and instructional resources about legal matters in the areas of elder consumer protection, elder financial exploitation and elder abuse prevention.