Identity Theft

Stateside Legal: What is Identity Theft?

Identity Theft is the most common consumer complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) annually.  Read More.

Federal Trade Commission: Identity Theft 

The Federal Trade Commission provides a detailed step-by-step guide to repair identity theft include immediate steps to take, Read More.

Financial Fraud Enforcement Taskforce: Scams Targeting Service Members or Veterans

The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force at StopFraud.gov provides free information on common fraudulent schemes and steps to take if you have been a victim of financial fraud. Read More.

Internal Revenue Service: IRS Identity Theft FAQ: First Steps for Victims

The Internal Revenue Service gives identity theft victims tips for taking action if identity theft is suspected. Read More.

North Carolina General Statutes: § 47-113.2, Restricting access to military discharge documents

Social Security Numbers and other vital information appear on a soldier’s DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”).  Read More.

LawHelpNC: Identity Theft

Authored by Legal Aid of North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina provides information about how to identify and avoid identity theft. Read More.

LawHelpNC: Changing Your Identity in North Carolina

Authored by Legal Aid of North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina provides information about how to legally change your name or your child’s name in North Carolina or get a new social security number. Read More.

Federal Trade Commission: What if You’re a Victim of Identity Theft? 

The Federal Trade Commission reviews three steps to take to minimize damage if your identity is stolen. Read More.

North Carolina Department of Justice: ID Theft Tips for Military Personnel

When your day job is protecting our country, you shouldn’t have to worry about being attacked by identity thieves. Members of the U. S. military can take preemptive action to minimize the risk of becoming an identity theft victim. Read more.