GITCC Identity Theft Resources

Below you can find a variety of resources available for Georgians who have been impacted by identity theft or cyber crime.  If you are  unable to find the assistance you need regarding an identity theft or cybercrime concern, please reach out to Berneta L. Haynes, Senior Director of Policy and Access, at bhaynes@georgiawatch.org.

Georgia-Based Resources

Georgia.gov

  • Visit Georgia.gov for information on the different types of identity theft and what to do if your identity has been stolen.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation – Investigate Services

  • GBI’s website includes tips on how to protect yourself from identity theft, such as protecting your Social Security Number and routinely checking your credit report. It also has forms that are important for victims of identity theft.

Georgia Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division

  • Visit the Georgia Department of Law’s website for information on what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. You can also click here for more tips on how to prevent identity theft from the Georgia Department of Law.

Georgia Legal Aid

  • Georgia Legal Aid has compiled information on what identity theft is and how it can impact you. Their website also has quick links to forms that victims of identity theft will need.

Office of Attorney General Chris Carr

  • Attorney General Chris Carr’s website has important information on identity theft, including links to follow if you need to place a fraud alert on your credit report or a credit freeze.

University of Georgia – Small Business Development Center

  • If you own or work for a small business, UGA’s Small Business Development Center’s website has useful information cyber security and cyber crime for small businesses.

General Resources

Federal Bureau Investigation

  • Visit the FBI’s website for more information on cyber crime – what it is, how the FBI is combating it, and related crimes.

Federal Trade Commission – IdentityTheft.gov

  • If your identity has been stolen, follow this link to file a report.

U.S. Department of Justice

  • Follow this link to report cyber crime.