This alert may not be shared outside your organization, Do Not Repost or send, place on other websites, List servers, or send to others via email, including other associations or parties.  Members and Law enforcement use only. Contact us for any permissions.  To do otherwise will result in the loss of membership.

Complete Story


Five ways to avoid identity theft this holiday season

Consumer Affairs

According to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) “Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book,” identity theft was the most common category of consumer complaints in both 2021 and 2022.

In identity theft, a criminal has gained enough personal identifying information on the victim to take over their identity. With a full name, address, and Social Security number, the scammer can apply for loans and credit cards in the victim’s name.

Security experts say consumers are especially vulnerable during the holiday season when they spend more time online and may be distracted by the season’s frantic pace. Fortunately, there are five easy ways to avoid becoming a victim.


Printer-Friendly Version



The FRPA alert system distinguishes us from other groups by gathering and providing information to law enforcement, retailers AND financial institutions.

more information


Your electronic library to help in fighting financial fraud for all of our partners.

more information