IDENTITY CRIME IS AN EVER-GROWING PROBLEM THAT IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING.
In 2019 the FTC received 1.7 million fraud reports and 650k identity theft reports (FTC Consumer Sentinel Network, 2019). This is a 13% increase in fraud reports and a 32% increase in identity theft reports from 2018. According to Javelin’s 2019 Identity Fraud Study. Identity crime impacted 14.4 million Americans last year. (Javelin Strategy & Research, 2019 Identity Fraud Study).
This toolkit has been developed as a comprehensive guide to build the capacity of service providers, advocates, and allied professionals to better address the rights and needs of identity theft victims via coalition building. It is our hope that the information provided regarding how to start a coalition, building capacity, resource sharing, and sustainability will empower organizations nationwide to collaborate to help victims of identity theft.