Identity Theft Information
Public Safety Resources
Identity theft is a form of stealing someone’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name. The victim of identity theft (here meaning the person whose identity has been assumed by the identity thief) can suffer adverse consequences if they are held accountable for the perpetrator’s actions. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another’s personally identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes.
- Find out more at the ID Theft Resolutions website created to teach others how to prevent ID theft and help victims get their lives back
- Victims of Identity Theft or any member of the public wanting information on identity theft prevention may be directed to the New Mexico Attorney General website at http://www.nmag.gov/consumer/investigations/nm-identity-theft-passport to access information on the NM ID Theft Passport.
- An Identity Theft Prevention and Repair Kit can be located at the following website:
- Further information on the prevention of identity theft can be located on the Federal Trade Commission website located at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/.