Identity Theft and Financial Fraud
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This section has information about ID Theft and Financial Fraud in Oklahoma.
Here are a few warning signs that could signal a debt collection scam.
Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft. There are four main ways to do it: know who you share information with; store and dispose of your personal information securely, especially your Social Security number; ask questions before deciding to share your personal information; and maintain appropriate security on your computers and other electronic devices.
Information on "Internet fraud." Schemes that use places like chat rooms, e-mail, message boards, or Web sites to trick prospective victims, conduct fraudulent transactions, or to send stolen money to financial institutions or to others connected with the fraud.
Recent natural disasters give criminals a way to ask for contributions for a charitable contributions. The organization may not even exist or your money might not get there. Before making a donation, consumers should check these tips.
Identity theft takes place when someone uses your personal information, Without your permission to commit fraud or other illegal activities. Oklahoma has criminal laws that punish those that commit identity theft and civil laws that provide damages and other remedies to victims of identity theft. This document gives a list of the Oklahoma statutes that relate to identity theft.
As a community service, the OBA does provide a directory of its attorney members who have given their permission to have their names published in the Oklahoma Find A Lawyer directory at Oklahoma Find A Lawyer. There you can search by both geographic area or by a lawyer's practice area.