National Consumers League

Protect Your Identity from Pretexting


This month, NCL's featuring tips in its 2008 Consumer Calendar: Have We Got Tips for You! on protecting your phone records from "pretexting," an ID Theft technique used by criminals pretending to be you in order to gain access to your personal information. But NCL's Fraud Center and the Federal Trade Commission aren't the only ones out there trying to educate consumers about avoiding ID Theft. Many consumer, finance, and technology reporters have been doing their part to spread the word as well. Here's a recent story in the Clovis News Journal out of New Mexico, where police are advising locals against scams meant to steal consumers' identities.