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How To Help Prevent Identity Theft
Quick Tips For Avoiding A Headache
How Common Is Identity Theft?
 Since 2005 – 4,000 cases of data breach according
to PrivacyRights.org
 600 million recor...
People face situations like this…
 ALL THE TIME
 Forbes published an article regarding data breach.
There are hundreds o...
So…
How Can You Prevent
This?
How To Secure Your Info Offline
 Lock all the important documents in your home
 Financial documents
 Social Security
 ...
How To Secure Your Info Online
 Beware of Impersonators
 Don’t give out information on the phone unless you
absolutely k...
Protect Your Information
You can’t completely be safe but taking
these precautions will help you and
your information stay...
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  1. 1. How To Help Prevent Identity Theft Quick Tips For Avoiding A Headache
  2. 2. How Common Is Identity Theft?  Since 2005 – 4,000 cases of data breach according to PrivacyRights.org  600 million records  According to Public Citizen In 2010 – 7% of all American households were victims of some form of identity theft or data breach
  3. 3. People face situations like this…  ALL THE TIME  Forbes published an article regarding data breach. There are hundreds of Americans who suffer from identity theft after making online purchases, either because their computer or personal accounts where hacked or the most common when data breach occurs.
  4. 4. So… How Can You Prevent This?
  5. 5. How To Secure Your Info Offline  Lock all the important documents in your home  Financial documents  Social Security  Limit what you carry  Only take ID and necessary credit/debit cards  Leave Social Security card at home!  Shred important documents that aren’t necessary  Receipts, credit offers, credit applications, insurance forms, checks, bank statements, expired cards, etc.  Learn more at the Federal Trade Commission
  6. 6. How To Secure Your Info Online  Beware of Impersonators  Don’t give out information on the phone unless you absolutely know who you’re dealing with  Don’t give out your information from unfamiliar email addresses  Wipe Information  If you’re disposing of a computer, wipe the information from the hard drive  Password Protection  Create strong passwords with capital letters, numbers AND special characters  Private
  7. 7. Protect Your Information You can’t completely be safe but taking these precautions will help you and your information stay safe!
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