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Active military personnel and victims of domestic violence can be the targets of identity theft. There are additional considerations and protections for members of these populations to help prevent and deal with the consequences of identity theft.

Victims of Domestic Violence and Identity Theft
Victims of domestic violence are particularly vulnerable to identity theft and often need to take extra precautions to protect themselves from abusers who may use their personally identifying information as a means of control. This resource, developed by the New York State Department of State Division of Consumer Protection and the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, provides useful information to assist victims of domestic violence in recovering from identity theft

Armed Forces and Veterans: Privacy Basic Training
Active military personnel, veterans and their families are especially vulnerable to identity theft and fraud due to nonstandard work schedules, lengthy absences from home, frequent relocations and duty assignments to remote locations. To honor the unselfish service of our armed forces, the Division, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Veterans' Affairs, developed this resource. These tips can help prevent our service men and women from falling victim to identity theft and can assist in mitigating the consequences of this fraud.


Last Modified: April 26, 2011