How To Protect Yourself From The Dangers Of Identity Theft

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has re-issued an Identity Theft Recovery alert, emphasizing the importance of swift action for victims. Identity theft, where imposters misuse personal information for fraudulent activities, poses a significant risk. In 2022 alone, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received over 1.1 million reports of identity theft.

The alert outlines crucial actions for victims, including contacting affected companies to freeze accounts, placing fraud alerts, obtaining credit reports, and reporting the theft to the FTC and local authorities. Nessel reassures Michigan residents of her office’s support in navigating the recovery process.

She also urges residents to recognize signs of identity theft and take immediate steps for recovery. Her office provides guidance through the Michigan Identity Theft Support Unit, assisting individuals in securing their accounts and restoring financial stability.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell