A Message from Our Founder

Over my 35 year career in cybersecurity and identity theft, I’ve seen many great technologies come and go. But one technology has consistently proven itself to be the best all-round defense against all kinds of threats, and that technology is wedged firmly between your ears.

Your level of vigilance will not only determine your vulnerability to all kinds of crimes, but also the amount of harm you’ll suffer if you fall victim. And especially when it comes to identity theft.

Vigilance is built on the foundations of basic education and constant reminders, and making that important commitment that you will do whatever you can to protect your corner of cyberspace. The key to good security is knowing what to do to avoid falling victim, and knowing what to do when you do fall victim so you can act quickly and limit the damage.

In partnership with law enforcement and other groups around the country, we want to share that knowledge with you. Call it an automated update to that great technology I talked about. As long as that technology remains current, updated, and constantly patched, it will continue to serve as your best defense by far.

I’m immensely proud of the way law enforcement has stepped into this tough fight, and championing the message that a crime that impacts every community is best defended by communities working together.

Stayed tuned as we announce a series of important initiatives, as well as all the great partners who are standing up and stepping up to show their support in fighting one of the most complex crimes in history.

Neal O’Farrell
Founder of Operation Stop IT!

Victim Support Hotline

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About Operation Stop IT!

Operation Stop IT! is a new collaboration between law enforcement, victim support groups, and local communities to find better ways to protect consumers and support victims

How To Contact Us

The International Association of Chiefs of Police
The Identity Theft Council
The Identity Theft Resource Center
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