Enhancing Capabilities of Identity Theft Resource Center's National Identity and Cybercrime Direct Victim Services Hotline through Referral Partnerships and Training
2020 National Identity Theft Victims Assistance Network (NITVAN) Identity Theft Coalition Building Toolkit
Office for Victims of Crime Grant Programs: Victim Services for Older Adults FY 2019 Topical Snapshot
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Victims of identity theft experience a wide variety of incidents such as the misuse of existing credit card, bank, or other accounts; the creation of new accounts; and the misuse of personal information. Victims may face seemingly insurmountable hurdles as they work to address the crimes they are currently experiencing and prevent their future victimization.
The following resources provide information on identity theft.
Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training: Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery
Financial and economic crimes cost American individuals and businesses billions of dollars every year, causing both financial and emotional distress.
Financial fraud occurs when someone uses deception or misrepresentation for financial gain. With ongoing technological breakthroughs and the globalization of commerce, today’s con artists have a new arsenal of weapons to use in defrauding consumers and stealing personal information.
The following resources provide information on fraud.
National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
Every January, the nation commemorates National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In his proclamation, the President states that "we remain relentless in our resolve to bring perpetrators to justice, to protect survivors and help them heal, and to prevent further victimization and destruction of innocent lives."
This year, OVC celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking...
The following mobile applications (apps) provide information and resources about various types of victimization.
The inclusion of a mobile app on this page does not constitute an official endorsement, guarantee, or approval by OVC.
Before downloading any app, you may be interested in reviewing information from the App Safety Center, managed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
CheckDEC is free...
If you or someone you know is a victim of elder fraud, we encourage you to call the National Elder Fraud Hotline at 833–FRAUD–11 (833–372–8311). Professional case managers will assist you with reporting the crime and connect you with other resources as needed. The hotline is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time. Services are available for speakers of English...
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), through a cooperative agreement with U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), announced a new grant opportunity under the National Identity Theft Assistance Network Expansion Program (NITVAN II).
Through NITVAN II, ITRC awarded six grants to coalition leaders across the nation in 2017. Learn more about these identity theft and cybercrime coalitions.
ITRC anticipates making up...
Register for a Webinar on Serving ID Theft Victims in Indian Country
Register for a webinar on Addressing Identity Theft in Native Communities, which will be held on July 25, 2019, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. eastern time.
During this webinar, representatives from the WomenSpirit Coalition will discuss their work to create an identity theft and cybercrime program to serve Tribal communities.
They will also provide information...
Identity Crime Assistance Network (Project ICAN): Enhancing Services to Blind, Low Vision, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Communities
VictimConnect serves victims of any crime in the United States. Trained specialists are available to help you locate referrals for mental health counseling, financial compensation, legal services, civil justice options, support groups, crime reporting, identity theft recovery and more.
This OVC-funded program seeks to expand and improve the outreach and capacity of victim service programs to assist victims of identity theft and cybercrime. This national network seeks to build capacity to provide assistance to victims of these crimes and encourage the expansion of existing victim service programs and coalitions.