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Identity Theft and Financial Fraud

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This section has information about ID Theft and Financial Fraud in Oklahoma.

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Legal Aid Scam

A new scam has emerged... people calling you, claiming to be from Legal Aid, trying to get your personal credit information and of course, your money.

Disaster Scam Prevention

Disaster Scam Prevention Fraud and Scam Prevention Tips for Oklahoma Consumers

How Do I Protect My Privacy?

This short video will give you tips on protecting yourself from identity theft and financial fraud. All of the 'how to' information is included here, too!

How Do I Fix My Credit Report

As a rule, it is a good idea to get a copy of your credit report at least once a year to make sure that it is correct. If there are mistakes, here's how to fix them.

Don't Put Your Health in the Hands of Crooks

Ordering prescription drugs online is easy, but is it safe? Is it legal?

FTC's Identity Theft Site

IdentityTheft.gov can help you report and recover from identity theft.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft can happen to anyone at anytime. This material identifies warning signs and ways to prevent it.

Foreclosure Rescue Scams - Read these tips!

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation?s consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to avoid scams that could make your housing situation go from bad to worse.

Avoiding Credit Card and Debit Card Fraud

This fact sheet tells the dos and don'ts to protect yourself from card fraud, and how to report fraud.

How can I verify whether or not a debt collector is legitimate?

Here are a few warning signs that could signal a debt collection scam.

Federal and Postal Job Scams: Tip-offs to Rip-offs

You never have to pay for information about job vacancies or employment opportunities with the U.S. government or U.S. Postal Service. But some fraudulent promoters are victimizing many Americans by selling information about federal job opportunities.

How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure

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.

Identity Theft and Identity Fraud

These Web pages explain why you need to take precautions to protect yourself from identity theft.

ID Theft Basics

A list of general identity theft questions and answers.

ID Theft Victim's Action Plan Booklet

Easy to follow plan of action to get back on track, when you have been the victim of identity theft. Includes sample letters, statutes and other helpful information.

Internet & Telemarketing Fraud

Information on "Internet fraud." Schemes that use one or more components of the Internet - such as chat rooms, e-mail, message boards, or Web sites - to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to other connected with the scheme.

Job Scams - Federal or Postal Job Openings

Looking for federal or postal job openings? Never pay for information about job vacancies or employment opportunities with the US government.

Oklahoma Consumer Report Security Freeze Act

Read the law that in January 2007, allows you to place a "security freeze" on your credit report.

Online Auction Fraud

One in four complaints in 2008 to the Internet Crime Complaint Center involved online auction fraud. Learn more on this page.

OSBI on Preventing Identity Theft

A list of steps to take to protect yourself from identity thieves.

Phishing in Plain English

A short guide to recognizing and avoiding phishing scams.

Phishing Scams - Avoid the Bait

The Phishy Store Video. A phisher visits a clothing store in hopes of getting a shopper's financial information.

Phone Number Spoofing Scams - Alert!

Caller ID fraud is illegal, but it's not stopping people from using "spoofing" apps to try to scam you! Beware!

Protecting Kids? Privacy

As a parent, you?re spending time thinking about ways to make sure your children make smart and safe choices when they do. Among the many choices they?re faced with online is how to deal with their personal information.

Report Insurance Fraud Online

If you suspect fraud by an insurance broker, you can make a report online at this web site.

Risk of ID Theft-Guidance for Businesses

It is almost impossible to be in business and not collect or hold personally identifying information about your customers, employees, business partners, students, or patients. The following guidance from the FTC can help you make smart, sound decisions.

Scam Watch

Scam artists are coming out of the woodword. Learn about mortgage rescue scams, credit card scams.

Security Freeze in Oklahoma

How to place a security freeze on your credit report to prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent.

The Importance of the Police Report

This memo is written to Law Enforcement Officers explaining the importance of a police report to help a victim of identity theft recover. Online forms may be found at http://www.ftc.gov/idtheft.

Tips on Avoiding Fraudulent Charitable Contribution Schemes

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.

Work-at-Home Schemes

Earn thousand of dollars a month - from your home - Processing Medical Billing Claims. Not all work-at-home opportunities deliver on their promises.

Letters to help resolve Identity Theft problems

IdentityTheft.gov has sample letters to help you resolve your identity theft problems.

Cross-Border Scams

A guide to common "cross-border scams" that use false promises to trick you into providing personal information or transferring your money to a foreign account. The site includes sample letters that will help you recognize a scam when you see one.

FTC's Identity Theft Site

IdentityTheft.gov can help you report and recover from identity theft.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft can happen to anyone at anytime. This material identifies warning signs and ways to prevent it.

Fake Check Scams

A fake check scam occurs when someone gives you a realistic-looking check or money order and asks you to send cash somewhere in return. Learn about the many different types of fake check scams so you can avoid them. Also, see this Web site's informative quizzes and videos to learn more about this growing problem.

Foreclosure Rescue Scams - Read these tips!

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation?s consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to avoid scams that could make your housing situation go from bad to worse.

Federal and Postal Job Scams: Tip-offs to Rip-offs

You never have to pay for information about job vacancies or employment opportunities with the U.S. government or U.S. Postal Service. But some fraudulent promoters are victimizing many Americans by selling information about federal job opportunities.

Identity Theft (video)

Ten-minute video about identity theft and steps you should take to prevent, prepare and defend against it.

ID Theft Basics

A list of general identity theft questions and answers.

ID Theft Victim's Action Plan Booklet

Easy to follow plan of action to get back on track, when you have been the victim of identity theft. Includes sample letters, statutes and other helpful information.

Job Scams

This video has details on how you can spot and steer clear of job scammers, and how to report rip-offs to the FTC.

Little Black Book of Scams

Legal Aid's Senior Law Program compiled a list of typical scams, how they work, who these criminals prey on and what to do!

National Elder Fraud Hotline

If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, help is standing by at the National Elder Fraud Hotline.

Online Dating Scams

Has an online love interest asked you for money?

Report Insurance Fraud Online

If you suspect fraud by an insurance broker, you can make a report online at this web site.

Work-at-Home Schemes

Earn thousand of dollars a month - from your home - Processing Medical Billing Claims. Not all work-at-home opportunities deliver on their promises.

Oklahoma Consumer Report Security Freeze Act

Read the law that in January 2007, allows you to place a "security freeze" on your credit report.

OK Statutes on Identity Theft

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.

ID Theft Victim's Action Plan Booklet

Easy to follow plan of action to get back on track, when you have been the victim of identity theft. Includes sample letters, statutes and other helpful information.

Cross-Border Scams

A guide to common "cross-border scams" that use false promises to trick you into providing personal information or transferring your money to a foreign account. The site includes sample letters that will help you recognize a scam when you see one.

Fake Check Scams

A fake check scam occurs when someone gives you a realistic-looking check or money order and asks you to send cash somewhere in return. Learn about the many different types of fake check scams so you can avoid them. Also, see this Web site's informative quizzes and videos to learn more about this growing problem.

Common Fraud Schemes

The FBI explains the most common types of fraud and how to avoid them.

Foreclosure Rescue Scams - Read these tips!

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation?s consumer protection agency, wants you to know how to avoid scams that could make your housing situation go from bad to worse.

BBB's List of Online and Offline Scams

The Better Business Bureau offers timely alerts about scams you may encounter.

Job Scams

This video has details on how you can spot and steer clear of job scammers, and how to report rip-offs to the FTC.

Little Black Book of Scams

Legal Aid's Senior Law Program compiled a list of typical scams, how they work, who these criminals prey on and what to do!

National Elder Fraud Hotline

If you or someone you know has been a victim of elder fraud, help is standing by at the National Elder Fraud Hotline.

Scam Watch

Scam artists are coming out of the woodword. Learn about mortgage rescue scams, credit card scams.

Sign Up For Free Email Alerts For Current Info On Internet Fraud and Computer Crimes

The National Cyber Alert System sends you current info with tips on how to keep your computer secure.

Tax Collection Scams

New Tax Collection Scam to "settle" for 10% of amount owed to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Work-at-Home Schemes

Earn thousand of dollars a month - from your home - Processing Medical Billing Claims. Not all work-at-home opportunities deliver on their promises.

I lost my wallet!

Identity theft creates huge problems for people everyday! Think about what you carry with you. If that information gets lost or stolen you will have to take steps to prevent real problems for yourself.

How Do I Protect My Privacy?

This short video will give you tips on protecting yourself from identity theft and financial fraud. All of the 'how to' information is included here, too!

Identity Theft (video)

Ten-minute video about identity theft and steps you should take to prevent, prepare and defend against it.

Online ID Theft (video)

This video describes ID Theft, what do do if you are a victim, reporting information and other helpful tips on recovering from ID Theft. (NOTE: this piece is based on NY law which may vary from Oklahoma law)

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