Today we received a handy brochure (PDF) in the mail from the postal service. “Deter, Detect, Defend,” it reads, and it offers a bunch of handy reminders of what to look out for when it comes to protecting your identity, and what to do if you suspect it’s been stolen. If yours was stolen (ha ha, we kid!), you can read read or download it from the FTC’s ID theft website.
The website has a lot of other useful resources as well, like how to detect and avoid phishing scams, what to do if you suspect your identity has been stolen, and a printable ID theft affidavit (PDF) to send to creditors.