Identity theft is when someone else uses your personal identifying information (your name, Social Security number, or any other identifying information) to obtain a credit card, loan, or any other type of credit or service in your name, or when someone else files a bankruptcy case using your name or Social Security number.
Reference Guide - What is identity theft? Why should you care, and how can a thief get your information? How can you protect yourself?
Resources - Contacts to help you prevent identity theft and to report instances of identity theft.
Mortgage Settlement Information
Individuals who believe that they may have been victims of lending discrimination by Countrywide and have questions about the settlement may email the Department of Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org .