Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced a new consumer protection initiative in an effort to provide identity theft victims with resources and guidance to minimize damage caused by identity theft.
Nessel’s office said the new Michigan Identity Theft Support (MITS) is an extension of the department’s Consumer Protection Team. MITS is created to help victims navigate the challenges of identity theft.
You can check out the MITS website here with resources to help spot the signs of identity theft, the various types of identity theft, and the steps to combat it.
“We know the first line of defense in protecting Michigan consumers from those focused on stealing from them is arming them with information, so it is our goal at the Department of Attorney General to equip as many people as we can with the tools to safeguard their personal information,” said Nessel. “We recognize, however, that spreading the word isn’t always enough and MITS is here to assist when you’re not sure where or who else to turn to.”
If someone has exhausted the steps on the MITS website and still needs guidance or assistance, they may complete the Request for Identity Theft Assistance form. This form will aid the MITS team in determining how they can best assist.
For people who have reviewed the resources on the MITS webpage and are still unsure of what to do and need to speak with someone, they can request a phone consultation online via this form.