- Identify Theft - Did you recently get a notice that says your personal information was exposed in a data breach? Did you lose your wallet or learn that an online account was hacked? Is someone making purchases on your account? Depending on what information was lost, there are steps you can take to help protect yourself from identity theft. IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site also provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.
Anthem - parent organization for Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Includes FAQ regarding the cyber attack against them.
- NYS Department of Financial Services - Anthem Consumer Alert 2/10/15
Equifax - Online tools to help you take control of your credit and protect your identity.
Experian - Track your credit and gain identity theft protection.
- State Attorney General's Office: 1-800-771-7755
- Suffolk County Police Department: (631) 854-8600
Transunion - Credit management and protection, credit education.
- Identity Theft Resource Center
Visit the NYS-Balance website (Username: nys, Password: balance) or call for these and other resources:
- How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Suspicious Emails for Phishing Scams
- Child Identity Theft Prevention
- Take Action! An Identity Theft Survivor's Guide
- Identity Theft Solutions
- Child Identity Theft: Parts 1, 2, and 3
- Looking for Student Aid... Without Getting Scammed
- Protecting Your Plastic From High-Tech Criminals
- Ten Things New College Grads Should Do to Plan Their Financial Lives
- Security Freezes and Fraud Alerts
- Building a Better Credit Report: Parts 1-5
- Prevent and Report Identity Theft
- Your Social Security Number and Card: Protecting Your Number
Webinars - Archive
- Identity Theft Worksheet
- Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Website
- National Consumer Law Center
- On Guard Online: Protect Yourself From Internet, Credit, and Identity Fraud
- Request a Free Annual Credit Report
- Identity Theft FAQ
- Fraud Crimes and Ponzi Schemes
- Elder Abuse: Financial Scams Against Seniors
- Theft and Shoplifting Crimes
- Burglary Basics
- Personal Property
- Your Routine Financial Checkup
Referrals to Programs and Services
- Identity Theft Prevention and Recovery Resources