Neal O'Farrell

Neal O'Farrell

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Welcome ACFE Members

We're delighted to have the support of the ACFE for Operation Stop IT!

Our hope is that as many members as possible will consider supporting the initiative, even in small ways:

  • Get involved in organizing a local campaign where you live or work.
  • Encourage your employer and colleagues to get involved.
  • Consider being a moderator in our online forum and answer questions from consumers, victims, and law enforcement.

If you'd like to get involved, please use the link below to add yourself to our list of interested volunteers and we'll get right back to you.

Operation Stop IT – Stop Identity Theft – is the first major push-back against identity theft in law enforcement history, led by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Identity Theft Council, and the Identity Theft Resource Center, and supported by the ACFE, AARP, the Credit Union National Association, the American Bankers Association, Transunion, Civic and many others.


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!

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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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