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Consumer Federation of America is a nonprofit association of nearly 300 consumer organizations. Established in 1968, CFA’s mission is to advance the consumer interest through research, education and advocacy. is intended to increase public knowledge about identity theft and to encourage companies that provide identity theft services to follow good practices. It was developed with input from CFA’s Identity Theft Service Best Practices Working Group, which consists of consumer advocates and identity theft service providers. CFA is solely responsible for the content on this site unless it is identified as coming from other sources.

Consumer Federation of America’s Identity Theft Service Best Practices Working Group

These members of CFA’s Identity theft Service Best Practices Working Group provided input in developing the Best Practices for Identity Theft Services, Nine Things to Check When Shopping for Identity Theft Services, and the website.*

Nonprofits/Advocates/Government Agencies Companies
Call for Action AllClear ID
Consumer Action Equifax Consumer Services
Consumer Federation of America Experian (ProtectMyID)
Mari Frank, Esq. EZShield Fraud Protection
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse ID Analytics
ID Experts
ID Watchdog
IDT 911
Intersections Inc.
Merchants Information Solutions
Worldwide Benefit Services (IDTheft Assist)
Zander Identity Theft Services

* This list is not an endorsement by CFA for any specific company or product.