Monday, October 25, 2010

FTC publishes guide to help attorneys give assistance to victims of ID theft

"The Federal Trade Commission has created a guide to help attorneys and victim advocates provide legal assistance to identity theft victims. Geared toward resolving issues out of court, the Guide for Assisting Identity Theft Victims ( describes how advocates can intervene with creditors, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, and others. The Guide includes sample dispute letters for victims and sample attorney follow-up letters to address matters victims are unable to resolve. It also provides checklists, an ID Theft Affidavit, a Victim’s Action Log, federal statutes and regulations, consumer education material, and links to online resources."


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