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Identity Theft

National Organizations

  • Federal Trade Commission I.D. Theft

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) I.D. Theft Website is a resource to learn about the crime of identity theft. The website provides detailed information to help protect against identity theft, and the steps to take if it occurs. The FTC’s website contains a comprehensive reference center with links to specific laws, contact information, and resources from state and federal government agencies.
  • Wired Safety

     
    Wired Safety is an online resource for cyber-stalking, cyber-bullying, online fraud, and identity theft. The website provides a great deal of information, and many self-help links for victims of online harassment, stalking, or fraud.
  • Identity Theft Resource Center

    (888) 400-5530
    Founded in 1999, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is national nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on identity theft. The ITRC serves as a resource and advisory center on identity theft, and its website contains information for consumers, victims, law enforcement, the business and financial sectors, legislators, media and governmental agencies.  Victim assistance can be accessed by calling their toll-free hotline.

Statewide Organizations

  • Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center

    (301) 952-0063 or (877) 842-8461
    (202) 531-3346 (Washington, DC Metro area)
    (410) 234-9885 (Baltimore)
    Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. provides pro bono legal representation, including serving as guardian ad litem, to victims of all crimes in tribal, state, and federal proceedings and serves as an important resource to victims, social services providers, courts, and criminal justice professionals in the State of Maryland; in the Federal Districts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia; and, under other funding, Federal crimes of Fraud/Identity Theft in any federal court nationwide.
  • Texas Legal Services Center - AVOICE

    (888) 343-4414
    Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE) is a Texas Legal Services Center statewide project providing free direct legal representation and referrals to victims of violent crime, and providing education about crime victim’s rights. AVOICE lawyers offer legal advice, safety planning, pro se assistance, and legal representation. AVOICE also assists victims with applying for crime victim compensation claims. 
  • Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)

    (202) 742-1727
    The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive case management and pro bono legal services to all victims of crime in the District of Columbia. NVRDC’s holistic services are provided regardless of income, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, race, or gender identity/expression. NVRDC runs the District’s on-call crisis response services to survivors of sexual assault who receive a sexual assault forensic exam in the District of Columbia. NVRDC offers victims professional case management services combined with experienced crime victims’ rights attorneys. The legal staff also represent sexual assault survivors within the context of college or university administrative proceedings and Title IX enforcement and complaints.