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Identity theft

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This featured news content includes information about National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials on Human Trafficking, Standards of Care for Human Trafficking Survivors, and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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Geographical Areas Served
  • Fort Bend County
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States Served
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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.

The following resources provide information on fraud.

January 2020 Featured Resources

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...

Mobile Apps for Crime Victims and Providers

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.

OVC-Funded Apps

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CheckDEC

CheckDEC is free...

Funding Opportunity: 2018 National Identity Theft Assistance Network Expansion Program

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 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...

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