Statement of FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez Regarding White House Initiative on Safeguarding Consumers’ Financial Security
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez issued the following statement regarding the initiative to safeguard consumers’ financial security announced today by President Obama:
“Identity theft has been American consumers’ number one complaint for more than a decade, and it affects people in every community across the nation. I welcome the opportunity for the Federal Trade Commission to participate in this new initiative advancing efforts to address this insidious problem on behalf of consumers.”
Please read the FTC's Tax-Related Identity Theft to learn more about how to uncover and deal with this issue and for contact information for the IRS. For additional resources, visit the FTC’s identity theft website.
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