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Identity Theft Prevention

DCA's identity theft protection public awareness campaign includes Shred Fest, a free paper-shredding event held annually. Shredding is one important way to protect your identity.

 Learn more about Shred Fest

 Get additional ID theft prevention tips for consumers in:
    English
    Español (Spanish)
    中文 (Chinese)  
    Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole)  
    한국어 (Korean)  
    Русский (Russian)

 Get additional ID theft prevention tips for businesses in:
    English 
    Español (Spanish) 
    中文 (Chinese) 
    Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian Creole) 
    한국어 (Korean) 
    Русский (Russian)


Protect Your Money
Every time you shop online on an unsecured Web site or throw away printed materials with your name and account numbers, important personal information could land in the wrong hands.
 Get tips from DCA's Office of Financial Empowerment

New York State's Security Freeze Law
A Security Freeze is one of the newest ways for you to help prevent someone from opening a new credit account under your name.
 Learn more

Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
 Get information from the Federal Trade Commission

Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offers a downloadable guide and interactive tutorial for businesses. 

Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule: A How-To Guide for Business
 Read the Federal Trade Commission's recent press release
 Get information from the Federal Trade Commission