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Internet fraud and identity theft
 

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    Internet fraud and identity theft Internet fraud and identity theft Presentation Transcript

    • Identity
    • WHAT IS IDENTITY THEFT?When someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. It is a serious crime. It can ruin your finances, credit history, and reputation. It takes time, money, and patience to resolve.
    • Wireless ID Theft
    • The Black Market
    • BE ALERT1. Do not share date of birth, SSN, or birth certificate.2. Only share SSN when you trust the other party--ask why they want it, how long theyll keep it, how theyll dispose of it3. Before sharing personal information on the internet, make sure you have a secure connection--a lock on the address bar and a URL beginning with "https"4. Keep antivirus updated5. If you use a password to sign into a website, make sure to log out6. Use strong passwords http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/antivirusantispyw are/tp/5-steps-to-a-strong-password.htm
    • Phishing
    • WHAT TO DO? File a report with the FTC: www.ftc.govAlso, alert credit reporting companies, place an initial fraud alert, request a credit freeze, file a police report
    • Identity TheftIs Not A Joke