Montana State Legislature

SJR 38 ID Theft Resources

SJR 38 ID Theft Resources

If you are a victim of Identity Theft (described in 45-6-332, MCA):
 file a report with a local law enforcement agency;
 obtain an Identity Theft Passport from the Office of Consumer Protection.
Follow advice there and on the FTC website below.


 Veterans Administration - news on ID theft

 Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Site

 Identity Theft Resource Center

 Law Library Resource Xchange


 Credit Reporting Agencies: ExperianEquifaxTransUnion

 Electronic Privacy Information Center on FreezesSSNs

 Social Security Administration - History


New Articles, Scam Alerts 
 FCC's proposed privacy rule 
 Bill in Congress for Phone Records Privacy
 South Korea may assign fraud liability to banks
 ID theft and methamphetamine
 Suggestions regarding online investing, cell phones

Social Security Numbers
 Government Accountability Office Report on SSNs (pdf)
 Examples of SSN Privacy Notices from DHHS
 Background information on hunting licenses & SSNs

Data or ID Theft
 Bill in Congress on ID Theft, HR 3997
 NY Times article on ID theft bills in Congress 
 ID Theft/Fraud Data from Javelin Research 
 Hype about ID Theft
 Personal Phone Records Sell for a Price
 Insurer Survey on ID Theft
 Credit Card numbers stolen from state database 
 Credit Union: security breaches not major theft 
 NAMIC view of security breach laws

Security Freezes, Other State Laws
 Security freeze and homebuying issues
 IllinoisNevada ID Theft Enactment

Congressional action
 National Assn. of AGs legislative review on ID theft
 Witnesses for HR 3997 hearing in Congress 
 Congressional dispute over data protection

Computer Concerns
 IRS alert on tax refund phishing email 
 Microsoft endorses uniform privacy standards 
 Banks' approaches to online security 
 Online perils 
 FBI report on computer security
 Hints for keeping website searches more private

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