By the end of the 3rd quarter in 2020, more than 3 million people already had contacted the FTC. Of them, 916,215 reports – 30% of the total number of reports – concerned with identity theft. The FTC and the ITRC have both seen growing numbers of people reporting identity theft involving unemployment benefits, government stimulus checks, and other COVID-19-related areas. So what does all this mean for consumers? Joining us today to talk about these issues is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Shameka Walker, the Identity Theft Program Manager from the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Now’s a great time for this conversation because the first week of February is Identity Theft Awareness Week. Visit: http://ftc.gov/IDtheftweek Learn more: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter