Preventing Identity Theft
Protecting your personal identification and financial records helps prevent personal financial loss, white collar fraud, and even terrorism.
Identity theft is a growing problem in Louisiana and the United States. Last year alone, it claimed over 10 million victims. It is a very costly crime for consumers and businesses, and is the fastest growing white collar crime in America according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Louisianians should be vigilant to protect themselves and our communities from the dangers of identity theft. If you become a victim of ID theft, please contact my Baton Rouge office at (225) 929-7711 for personal assistance.
The Federal Trade Commission’s identity theft website offers for advice on how to secure your personal data and on what to do if your identity is stolen.
OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help guard against internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.