Anti-ID Theft Resources for Consumer Education

By | June 6, 2006

The Anti-Phishing Working Group has joined the Federal Trade Commission´s Avoid ID Theft campaign, distributing the FTC´s new ´AvoID Theft: Deter, Detect, Defend´ tutorials from the APWG´s popular website to advance consumer education on the complex issue of identity theft through APWG member institutions and direct-to-consumer communication.

The FTC initially launched its campaign on May 10 at a White House press conference, unveiling its ID Theft Consumer education, including materials for counter-ID theft community educational presentations, an instructional guide for giving prescriptive lectures on identity theft, a complete PowerPoint presentation, a ready-to-print informational folder and a 10 minute video on identity theft with advice from the FTC.

The APWG will be directing visitors to its popular website to the FTC´s web pages from its index page at this year and through its permanent link archive for self-help literature on its Resources page at The objective is to provide consumers and community groups with ready access to educational materials and to expand the APWG´s library of materials that its member companies and research partners can provide for their customers.

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