ID Theft Week

Identity Theft Awareness Week 2023, Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

Has someone used your personal information to open accounts, steal your tax refund, or file fake health insurance claims? That’s identity theft. It can happen to anyone, but simple steps can help lessen the chance it will happen to you.

The FTC and its partners hosts free podcasts, webinars, Facebook Live interviews, and other events focused on avoiding and recovering from identity theft and spotting scams. They have information for everyone and added advice for servicemembers, older adults, young adults, and business owners.  

Each year there are many events to attend: Webinars, Live Webinars, Podcasts, Facebook Live, Panel Discussions, and YouTube videos.

Plan to celebrate ID Theft Awareness Week in 2024
The first week in February

  • Put a mini-presentation together from the material you find on the ID Theft Awareness Week website.
  • Contact your senior center and offer to give the presentation in person or via Zoom.
  • Contact ‘ for resources you can hand out.
  • Send an email(s) during that week to your members with how to be aware of ID theft, what they can do to prevent it, etc.
  • Tell people who follow your group on social media about Identity Theft Awareness Week. The FTC has many messages and graphics for you to use.
  • Send an article to your local newspaper about ID Theft Week and what your group is doing to inform its members and the community about this important topic.
  • Learn more about identity theft at
  • Visit to find resources you can use and share in your community.
  • Subscribe to their blog for consumer news and scam alerts.
  • Post their videos on your blog, website, or Facebook page. You will find more videos on their media center.

The FTC also has information you can share with members who might be a victim of ID theft.