Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention

Federal Trade Commission

Is someone using your personal information to open accounts, file taxes, or make purchases? Visit, the federal government’s one-stop resource to help you report and recover from identity theft.

Your credit report is an important part of your financial life. It can determine whether you can get credit, how good or bad the terms for getting credit are, and how much it costs you to borrow money. Learn how to get your free credit report — and why it’s a good idea.

Credit freezes and fraud alerts can protect you from identity theft or prevent further misuse of your personal information if it was stolen. Learn what they do and how to place them.

IRS Identity Theft Central

Tax-related identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information to commit tax fraud. Your taxes can be affected if your Social Security number is used to file a fraudulent return or to claim a refund or credit. Visit the IRS Identity Theft Central website for a Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft.

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) also offers a variety of information and resources. On their website, you can file a complaint or report. Your information is invaluable to helping the FBI and Brighton Police Department bring cybercriminals to justice. They also have information about the latest and most harmful cyber threats and scams. undefined Opens in new window

Stop Fraud Colorado has been developed by the Consumer Protection Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office to support their mission of protecting consumers and businesses from the unscrupulous behavior of fraudsters operating throughout our state. You can also register to receive their Consumer Fraud Bulletin to make sure you're informed of the latest scams affecting Coloradans and learn ways to protect you and your family from the work of scammers.

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