According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 7% of the population had been a victim of Identity Theft in 2012.
"The Federal Trade Commission is the nation's consumer protection agency. The FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection works For The Consumer to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices in the marketplace. The Bureau:
- Enhances consumer confidence by enforcing federal laws that protect consumers
- Empowers consumers with free information to help them exercise their rights and spot and avoid fraud and deception
- Wants to hear from consumers who want to get information or file a complaint about fraud or identity theft"
Additional Information can be found
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection
State of Maryland Consumer Protection Agency