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Identity Theft Awareness Week

The Federal Trade Commission, FTC, will mark 2022’s Identity Theft Awareness Week Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 with a series of free events focused on trending issues in identity theft, including how to reduce your risk of identity theft and recover if it occurs.

Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal or financial information — like your Social Security or financial account number — to commit fraud.

Identity Theft Awareness Week will formally begin on Monday, Jan. 31 with a Facebook Live discussion on impersonators and identity theft. It will end Friday, Feb. 4 with a Twitter chat recapping identity theft trends, advice, and recovery guidance discussed during the week.

Find the full list of events on the FTC’s Identity Theft Awareness Week page.