ALEXANDRIA, Va. (1/28/15)--New resources are available from the National Credit Union Administration to help consumers protect themselves from identity theft and take action if they believe they have been victimized. According to the NCUA, more than 16 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2012, the most recent year data is available, which resulted in more than $24 billion in losses.
This week has been designated Tax Identity Theft Awareness week by the Federal Trade Commission, and the NCUA has updated its MyCreditUnion.gov website in conjunction with those efforts. The new NCUA webpage explains the basics of identity theft, how to uncover it and how to repair potential damage.
Steps to prevent identity theft include: