What Is Identity Theft?
Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's Sensitive Personal Information (SPI)... For more resources on identity theft, visit the “More than a Number” site.
What Should I do if I feel I may have been a victim of identity theft?
Call the toll-free VA Identity Theft Hotline at 1-855-578-5492. For more resources on identity theft, visit the “More than a Number” site.
Where Can I Find Resources about Identity Theft?
For more resources on identity theft and prevention, visit “Identify Safety Services Resources” page on this site.
Identity at Risk?
Learn about the actions you can take if your identity may be at risk.
Identity Safety Service
Who We Are
The VA Identity Safety Service (ISS) was created in 2006 to directly serve Veterans who may have been affected by identity theft. It has since created a number of programs to directly prevent identity theft, to educate VA employees about identity theft prevention, and to build partnerships with government and non-profit groups to better combat identity theft.
The ISS “More Than a Number” initiative aims to raise awareness about identity theft among VA employees and educate them about the importance of protecting VA data. The campaign was even given the prestigious Public Relations Society of America-National Capital Chapter Thoth Award for Best Internal Communication Campaign in 2012.
What We Do
The mission of ISS is to educate VA employees and Veterans about the causes, effects, and prevention of identity theft, and to provide assistance to Veterans and other groups affected by it.
- Identity Fraud Monitoring, Verification, and Mitigation
- Identity Theft Education and Communication
- Identity Theft Prevention Partnerships