Transcript of "How to help prevent identity theft"
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
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
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
How To Secure Your Info Offline
Lock all the important documents in your home
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
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
If you’re disposing of a computer, wipe the information
from the hard drive
Create strong passwords with capital letters, numbers
AND special characters
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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