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Washington, DC - Why is it your business if identity theft victims can get free personal recovery plans and other help that makes it easier for them to report and recover from identity theft?  Here’s an answer: Because it’s good business – for you, your customers, your employees, and your community.

Identity theft affects millions of people each year. You might see its telltale signs when a customer calls about an unauthorized charge, the IRS contacts you about a suspicious tax form, or an employee is upset, distracted, and spending lots of time on the phone.  However it shows itself, identity theft can be financially and emotionally draining, and take time and energy for victims to resolve. Wouldn’t it be better if they could be using that time and energy helping your business grow?  That’s why an announcement today from the Federal Trade Commission is a big deal, and a good deal, for your business.

The FTC has added new features to, the government’s one-stop resource for reporting and recovering from identity theft. When people use the website to report identity theft, they’ll get help including a free, interactive personal recovery plan that:

The entire website is available in Spanish, too, at

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