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Legal Information

Browse the resources below to learn general legal information and resources about identity theft issues in Washington state. We have resources covering how to protect yourself from identity theft and what to do if you are a victim. 

  • Video - What To Do If You're A Victim of Identity Theft

    Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It’s a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, and reputation — and can take time, money, and patience to resolve. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Identity Theft & Privacy

    Technological advances have made data-gathering and information-sharing easier than ever before, but this is a double-edged sword for consumers and businesses. Access to personal information (including Social Security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, and personal buying habits) allows businesses to target audiences and customize sales efforts. But it also permits unwelcome invasions of personal privacy through telemarketing calls, fraudulent sales pitches and other uses consumers never intended. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Attorney General
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Identity Theft: Interactive Form Letters

    If your identity has been stolen, it is important that you protect yourself and your finances. This free program can help you create letters to Creditors, Debt Collectors, and the Credit Bureau when your identity has been stolen. This interview is part of LawHelp Interactive. LawHelp Interactive helps you fill out legal forms, answer a series of questions and print your legal form. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
  • Crime Victims Advocacy Network

    We are a network of advocates working with those hurt or harmed by crime in Mason, Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. We work to protect the rights and dignity of crime victims by providing them with support, referrals and advocacy in a compassionate, proactive and empowering manner. Read More

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    Crime Victims Advocacy Network