Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Tell it to the Identity Theft Task Force

Fighting Back Against Identity Theft - Federal Trade Commission

On May 10, 2006, the Federal Identity Theft Task Force was formed and has been working on what some believe is a national crisis. And it very well could be, identities are a very personal matter and should be considered, "sacred."

Now they soliciting advice from the public on how they can improve upon the recommendations they've already come up with.

I got this from the press release on the Federal Trade Commission's website:

The Federal Identity Theft Task Force, chaired by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and co-chaired by Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras, is seeking public comment on ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal government efforts to reduce identity theft. The public comments on these issues will supplement the research and analysis being conducted, provide further information about the proposals being considered, and identify areas where additional recommendations may be warranted.

You can visit the Federal Identity Theft Task Force's site, here.

For all of us who have been "ranting" about this problem, here is our chance to voice our opinions and make a "difference" in what has become a significant problem.

The site has a lot of resources for victims and those who might become one.

They also have two "interesting" ten-minute videos about identity theft:

English, here.

Espanol, here.

1 comment:

The real Danny Lents -- IdtheftAwareness.com said...

I think the task force should be commended for seeking ideas from the public. Please keep in mind your comments and ideas must be filed on or before Friday, January 19, 2007.

Electronic Filing: If parties choose to submit their comments electronically, they should
email the comments to Taskforcecomments@idtheft.gov. The Task Force asks that the email
include the parties’ contact information and that the substantive comments be attached to the
email in Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, or PDF format.

See http://ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/taskforce.htm for more info.