Recovering from online fraud – services for victims
Recovering from online fraud – services for victims

If you are a victim of fraud or identity theft, there are various services that may be helpful in assisting with recovery from the crime:

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a national nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on identity theft.  The ITRC website has tools that walk victims through the recovery process and provides links to state and local resources.  In addition to the website, you can call ITRC at 1-888-400-5530.

The Federal Trade Commission’s Identity Theft Clearinghouse is a comprehensive website that provides extensive information on recovery from ID theft.

IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit is the contact to notify the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that your personal information has been compromised and to flag your tax files to ensure that your information is not used to file false tax refunds.  Call 800-908-4490.

 Many general victim assistance organizations provide services to victims of financial fraud and ID theft. For information on general victim assistance programs:

Visit the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Directory of Victim Services.  

You can also call the National Organization for Victim Assistance at 1-800-TRY-NOVA or the National Center for Victims of Crime at 1-800-FYI-CALL.