Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson




More Information on Identity Theft


The fraudulent use of your identity to get cash, credit or merchandise is a fast-growing crime. Older people make up a significant percentage of the millions of Americans who are victims of identity thieves each year.

A convicted identity thief in our state said that 80 percent of her victims were seniors. The reason was that seniors often have better credit, and retirement communities are easy targets.