Protecting your identity

Identity theft is the illegal & unlawful use of another’s personal information, such as credit card numbers, Social Security number, or driver’s license number, to commit theft or fraud.

Please visit the FBI website or the US Federal Trade Commission for answers to questions like:

  • How do I protect myself from identity theft?
  • How do I report identity theft?
  • My information was exposed in a data breach

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For further information on this or others safety topics please contact the University of Florida Police Department’s Community Services Division at 392-1409.