Preventatives Credit Protection Service Run Credit Annually (all 3 agencies) Shred Old Mail Keep Mailing Address Up-to-Date Never Carry Social Security Card Never Give out Personal Information Don’t Carry What You Don’t Need
If You Become AVictim 175 hours, $800 Police Report Obtain Credit Reports FTC Report Get Credit Protection Service Keep Detailed Notes of Conversations Make a list of Names and Numbers Copies of Everything
Phishing attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card information through an electronic communication.
Phishing AOHell (1996) Transition to Financial Institutions (2001) Social Networking Sites (2006) Further Development (Present)
Spear Phishing Targeted versions of phishing Phishers are able to determine which banks potential victims use, and target bogus e-mails accordingly.
Whaling Spear Phishing high profile targets Phishing directed specifically at senior level executives, wealthy individuals