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Identity theft

Justice for Human Trafficking Survivors

2020-VT-BX-0095
Geographical Areas Served
  • Fort Bend County
  • Harris County
  • Galveston County
  • Montgomery County
Indicates all geographic areas to which services are provided, excluding states. See States Served.
States Served
TX
Indicates all applicable states in which services are provided.
Open
Funding First Awarded
2020
$346,392

Identity Theft

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.

Fraud

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.

Research Brief: Identity Theft and Fraud

Date Published
March 2019
Publication Type
Report (Technical Assistance), Report (Grant Sponsored), Issue Overview, Instructional Material (Programmed)
Agencies
OVC-Sponsored

2016 Victim Needs Assessment

Date Published
April 2017
Publication Type
Research (Applied/Empirical), Report (Summary), Report (Study/Research), Report (Grant Sponsored), Program/Project Description
Agencies
OVC-Sponsored