The State of New Jersey is recognizing that “Identity Theft” is becoming one of the fastest growing trends that can affect any person or business, anywhere at any time. Criminals are declining using traditional methods (dumpster diving, stealing wallets/purses) as their main source for identities. Instead, they are beginning to use well thought out social engineering tactics, phishing schemes, hoaxes, spam, and spy-ware to steal identities. Please view the resources below for information regarding steps one may take if you or someone you know becomes a victim of identity theft.
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
New Jersey State Police
Identity Theft Guide (pdf)