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Identity theft occurs when an unauthorized person uses your name, date of birth, social security number or other forms of identity to obtain credit in your name without your consent. Some identity ...

Identity theft occurs when an unauthorized person uses your name, date of birth, social security number or other forms of identity to obtain credit in your name without your consent. Some identity theft methods include phishing, vishing, pretexting, shoulder surfing, dumpster diving, atm skimming and more. Stay alert and informed and protect yourself and your identity.

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    Identity Theft Identity Theft Presentation Transcript

    • Identity Theft
      Consumer Affairs Branch
      Fairfax County Department of
      Cable and Consumer Services
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • WHAT IS IDENTITY THEFT?
      Identity Theft Is A Crime
      Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America.
      Identity theft is a crime under the Virginia Identity Theft Protection Act. (Code of Virginia, Section 18.2-186.3)
      There were 6,349 Identity Theft victims in Virginia from January 1–December 31, 2008. This is an increase of 1,030 from 2007.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • WHAT IS PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION?
      Name
      DOB
      Social Security Number
      Driver’s License Number
      Bank Account Numbers
      Credit Card Numbers
      Passport Number
      PIN
      Fingerprint
      Voiceprint
      Electronic ID Number
      Retina or Iris Image
      Biometric Data
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • How Does Identity Theft Occur?
      When a thief misuses personal identifying information to get goods, services, benefits, or documents using someone else’s identity to:
      Get a Social Security Card.
      Get a driver’s license.
      Open bank or credit card accounts.
      Secure loans on cars and housing.
      Obtain employment.
      Commit a crime using your identity.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • GAMES IDENTITY THIEVES PLAY
      Phishing
      Fraudulent process of acquiring sensitive information (usernames, passwords or credit card details) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity. Phishing is typically carried out by email, and directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
      Vishing
      Voice phishers ask you to call a phone number to verify information. When you call, the scammer will ask for your personal or financial information so they can access your bank accounts.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • GAMES IDENTITY THIEVES PLAY
      Pretexting
      Someone calls you by phone posing as a legitimate business or company. They ask for personal information in an attempt to steal or use your identity.
      Shoulder Surfing
      Eavesdroppers or “shoulder surfers” listen to your conversation when you give out personal information in a public area, or watch you punch in your telephone calling card number or credit card number.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • House Stealing
      Scam artists assume the identity of a homeowner by using fake IDS. They transfer the deed into their name by forging signatures.
      Dumpster Diving
      Dumpster divers go through garbage cans, communal dumpsters or trash bins to get unshredded bills, credit card statements, or anything with personal identifying information.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
      GAMES IDENTITY THIEVES PLAY
    • Wi-Fi
      Hackers cruise around looking for unsecured networks at airports, coffee shops, hotels, bookstores, schools, and other locations to launch attacks. Secure your network.
      ID Spoofing
      An ID spoofing service allows a caller to change what someone sees on their call display when they receive a phone call. They can make any number appear on a Caller ID system.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
      GAMES IDENTITY THIEVES PLAY
    • Skimming
      Identity thieves capture your credit or debit card numbers by using a special device that reads and stores the information from the card’s magnetic strip.
      ATM Machines
      The camera views the keyboard and monitor and sends a wireless picture of your transaction.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
      GAMES IDENTITY THIEVES PLAY
    • What to Do if You Become a Victim
      Contact one of the three credit reporting agencies to place a fraud alert on your credit report. 
      Keep track of when the alert expires so you can ask for another one if necessary.
      Keep a detailed record of all conversations and keep copies of all correspondence.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • What to Do if You Become a Victim
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
      In Fairfax County, file a report with the Financial Crimes Division of the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-246-7800, or file on-line at:
      www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police
      File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC maintains a database of identity theft cases. Call the FTC at 1-877-ID-THEFT.
      www.consumer.gov/idtheft
    • What to Do if You Become a Victim
      Once you have filed a police report or obtained a court order expunging a record, apply for an Identity Theft Passport from the Virginia Office of the Attorney General.
      1-800-370-0459
      www.vaag.com
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • Be Alert!
      Bills that don’t arrive on time or don’t come at all.
      Receiving credit offers or cards you didn’t apply for.
      Being denied credit.
      Less favorable credit terms, or a high interest rate.
      Calls or letters from debt collectors or businesses about merchandise or services you didn’t buy.
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
    • Contact the Fairfax County Consumer Affairs Branch for more information:
      12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 433
      Fairfax, Virginia 22035
      703-222-8435 TTY 711
      www.fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
      consumer@fairfaxcounty.gov
      fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer
      Contact Consumer Affairs