Identity theft is the nation’s fastest growing crime. An estimated 10 million people have been victims at a cost of more than 56 billion dollars. One of ShredStation’s primary goals is to provide people with current and relevant information on ID theft. This page offers four sections to keep people informed and ahead of thieves -An ID theft Glossary, Facts & Statistics, a list of helpful government resources and relevant legislation.
The ID theft glossary provides a list of terms and definitions pertaining to ID theft, fraud and privacy protection.More Information
Here you will find updated facts about cost and other consequences of Data Breaches.More Information
Risks and warning signs that your child’s identity may be compromised.More Information
Here you will find a helpful list of resources for ID theft prevention as well as a list of important steps to take should you become a victim.More Information
This section provides a look at meaningful Identity Theft related legislation. Click any of the links to learn more about the law, compliance requirements and potential fines and penalties for non-compliance.
- Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
- Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- The Economic Espionage Act (EEA)
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
- Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)