What is IDWise?

Funded by the Texas Legislature, IDWise is a resource center to help the public protect their identity and combat identity theft, fraud, and abuse. IDWise provides research-based tools, educational materials, workshops, and outreach to the public, with an initial emphasis on materials for the groups most at risk for identity theft: seniors, children, small businesses, and veterans and active service personnel. IDWise offers clear and accessible resources to empower citizens--both online and offline--to be better informed and make smarter choices to protect their personal information.

Fueled by a robust research program, support from the Texas State Legislature, and the contributions of the Center's Partners from corporations, government and law enforcement, IDWise is the first of its kind, and a formidable force to decrease identity-related crime and associated economic losses, reputation damage, and emotional distress.