Identity Theft Prevention and Recovery

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information (your name, Social Security or credit card number, or other identifying information) without your permission, usually to commit fraud or other crimes. Identity theft can result in devastating personal and financial consequences; recovering from an incident can take months, even years.

For basic information about identity theft, please see this page. Additional information about identity theft prevention and recovery are available below.

Campus Resources

State and Federal Resources

If you receive a letter stating that your information may have been stolen or viewed by an unauthorized party: