The state of Indiana has launched an identity theft prevention toolkit in an effort to aid Hoosiers in protecting themselves against identity theft through education, detection practices, and corrective procedures.
Identity theft starts with the misuse of your personally identifying information such as your name and Social Security number, credit card numbers, or other financial account information.
In a statement, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said identity theft “is a real crime with serious costs for victims and that’s why our office created an easy-to-use toolkit and webpage that offers help ranging from prevention to identity restoration.”
He added that the state’s new tools could prevent residents from losing thousands of dollars, time spent repairing their good name and solid credit scores, and the stress of being victimized.
The toolkit is available at http://www.indianaconsumer.com/idtheft.