Recent news about the theft of credit and debit card information from customers of Target raises the specter of identity theft. The sad truth is that anyone may become a victim of identity theft. And the consequences can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. However, there is a strong federal law protecting victims of identity theft – the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). The FCRA can help victims mitigate or eliminate the consequences of identity theft and get their lives back on track.