Learn more to protect your identity during Identity Theft Awareness Week

Identity Theft Awareness Week starts Jan. 31! Visit for details on events and free resources. #IDTheftWeek #idtheft

What should you do if your identity is stolen? Visit to report identity theft to the FTC and get a personal recovery plan. walks you through recovery steps for more than 30 types of identity theft.

Here are some videos to help you learn more about protecting your identity.



Identity Theft Awareness Week events:

Monday, January 31, 2022, at 3 PM ET

  • Facebook Live: Impersonator Scams and Identity Theft
    Jeff Abramo of the AARP Fraud Watch Network and FTC Northwest Regional Director Chuck Harwood talk about trending schemes that impersonators use to steal personal information — and how to spot and avoid them. Tune in at 3 p.m. ET at

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 11-11:30 AM ET

  • Webinar: Staying Safe Online
    Experts from the FTC and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) discuss online safety practices that can lessen your risk of identity theft. Available on-demand on the ITRC Events webpage beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022, available at 6 AM ET

  • Podcast: Detecting Identity Theft
    FTC Identity Theft Program Manager Kelle Slaughter and Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) leaders Eva Velasquez and James Lee discuss using your free credit report to detect identity theft and how to help keep your personal information safe. On the ITRC podcast, The Fraudian Slip, available on the ITRC Help Center webpage beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 4 PM ET

  • Facebook Live: Combatting Identity Theft for Servicemembers & Veterans
    Troy Broussard of AARP’s Veterans and Military Families Initiative and Carol Kando-Pineda of the FTC discuss how servicemembers, veterans, and their families can fight identity theft. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET at

Friday, February 4, 2022, at 2 PM ET

  • Twitter Chat: Identity Theft Awareness: Keeping Your Information Secure
    Join an online chat focused on identity theft trends, tips, and recovery. Hosted by AARP and the FTC. Starting at 2 p.m. ET at #IDTheftChat #IDTheftWeekChat #IDTheftWeek #idtheft



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