Terry D. Grosselfinger
Public Advocate

Public Advocate Terry D. Grosselfinger has joined the United States government and New York State in spreading the word to people about the importance of safeguarding information about themselves when using computers, making purchases, and carrying out everyday activities. "We want to make sure that the lives of innocent people are not devastated by identity thieves," said Grosselfinger.    

The United States Federal Trade Commission has been actively fighting against identity theft on a national level. They have pointed out that in the course of your everyday activities, you may write a check at the grocery store, charge tickets for a show at a theatre, call a friend on your cell phone, or apply for a credit card. "Chances are you don't give these everyday transactions a second thought. But someone else may." - FTC