Join IDentity Theft 911 (@IDT911) and the Identity Theft Resource Center (@ITRCSD) on Thursday, April 3 at 2 p.m. ET for #IDTheftChat!

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The topic: SCAMS. They’re everywhere – your smartphone, email inbox, and mail slot, and consumers are becoming victims every day.

Identity theft is on the rise again, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. The firm, which does an annual survey of identity theft victims, estimates that 13.1 million U.S. adults were hit by ID theft in 2013, an increase of 500,000 victims from 2012.The proliferation of breaches and the seemingly easy way in which thieves can piece together victim information for their own gain, also makes scamming a pretty lucrative profession.

We’ll chat about some of the most popular scams and provide tips to keep you, and your identity, in check.

Below are some of the questions we’ll be addressing. We hope you can join us!

Q1: Have you ever been a victim of a scam? What happened?

Q2: How do you stay safe from scams and protect your identity when using Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn?

Q3: What are some resources for scam victims?

Q4: How do you protect yourself from phishing, vishing and smishing scams when using your mobile device?

Q5: How do you report scams?

Q6: If you’re a victim of a scam, what steps should you take to protect your identity?

Q7: What are the most effective ways of managing your identity in general?

Q*: What scams have you heard going around lately?

You may find it helpful to participate through the #IDTheftChat TweetChat room which can be found at 

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