Identity theft is an issue that can cause problems for the most cautious and diligent consumers. Sure, you don't log into your online bank account on a public computer, and you're careful to check your credit report on a regular basis. In this section, we will explore the issues that impact the everyday consumer, and the legislation that is designed to protect them.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information on how to spot identity theft and links to fight back against it. Learn more about identity theft here.