& How To Prevent It
What Is
Online Identity Theft?!
↵	
  
The fraudulent
acquisition and
use of a
person’s private
identifying
information
Identities are being overtaken,	
  	
  
A	
   L	
   T	
   E	
   R	
   E	
   D	
  
or
CREATED
facilitating a # of other cri...
Facts!
Every minute about19People fall victim to
identity theft
People between the ages of
18-24have the highest
rates of ...
What Causes Online
Theft Fraud?	
  	
  &
1! 2! 3!
Lack
of
knowledge
Comfort and
trust in,
social
platforms
4!
Need for
pla...
Image	
  by:	
  mkhmarke5ng,	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  License	
  (Flikr)	
  
Many consumers are unaware
or don’t know how ...
Let’s take
as an example:
Almost 13 million
users have never set,
or don’t know about
its privacy tools	
  	
  
???	
  
Image	
  by:	
  Jason	
  Howie,	
  
	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  License	
  (Flikr)	
  
With users getting
to comfortable
wit...
Image	
  by:	
  Andrew	
  Magill,	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  License	
  (Flikr)	
  
Social media sites generate
personal inf...
Image	
  by:	
  g4llis,	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  License	
  (Flikr)	
  
“WithLimited	
  	
   government oversight,,	
  	
 ...
Despite	
  	
  these adverse
consequences of disclosing
information online, we 	
  
continue to fail to protect
ourselves…...
9 Ways To Prevent
Online Identity Theft!
1 Consider
U	
   N	
   I	
   Q	
   U	
   E	
  
usernames&	
  
P********
for every profile
2 Never give out
your username and/or
password to third
parties
Image	
  by:	
  Jlhopgood,	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  Licens...
3 A
G
your P*******
regularly	
  	
  
4 Don’t broadcast your
whereabouts.
Turn off your
Smartphone’s
GPS!
to protect your
privacy
Image	
  by:	
  Whatsthatpictu...
5 Minimize the use of
personal
information
on your profile
AVOID!
•  Date of birth
•  Home address
•  Year of graduation
•...
6
Add only your
friends and
family
Image	
  by:	
  Bart,	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  License	
  (Flikr)	
  
7
Image	
  by:	
  Christopher	
  Penn,	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  License	
  (Flikr)	
  
Be particularly
wary	
  	
   of
uns...
8
Browse, use
or shop at
only
reputable
websites
Image	
  by:	
  Tim	
  Reckmann,	
  Crea5ve	
  Commons	
  License	
  (Fli...
9
L K	
  
Out for phishing
websites (one that
presents itself
as a legitimate business
website, however it is
fake looking...
Stay
SAFE!
Sources & More Information
hSp://www.eonetwork.org/knowledgebase/specialfeatures/pages/social-­‐media-­‐networks-­‐facilit...
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Online Identity Theft & How To Prevent It

  1. 1. & How To Prevent It
  2. 2. What Is Online Identity Theft?! ↵   The fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information
  3. 3. Identities are being overtaken,     A   L   T   E   R   E   D   or CREATED facilitating a # of other crimes,   including many variations of   fraud, typically for financial gain or to conceal a true identity.   -RCMP's criminal intelligence division
  4. 4. Facts! Every minute about19People fall victim to identity theft People between the ages of 18-24have the highest rates of identity theft
  5. 5. What Causes Online Theft Fraud?    & 1! 2! 3! Lack of knowledge Comfort and trust in, social platforms 4! Need for platforms to generate revenue Lack of standards and privacy ?  
  6. 6. Image  by:  mkhmarke5ng,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)   Many consumers are unaware or don’t know how to protect themselves through social media platforms!
  7. 7. Let’s take as an example: Almost 13 million users have never set, or don’t know about its privacy tools     ???  
  8. 8. Image  by:  Jason  Howie,    Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)   With users getting to comfortable with the social platforms, anything you post could make you at risk…
  9. 9. Image  by:  Andrew  Magill,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)   Social media sites generate personal information… revenue with targeted advertising,   based on   they encourage registered users to information as possible. provide as much   -Kent Lewis, Entrepreneurs’ Organization
  10. 10. Image  by:  g4llis,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)   “WithLimited     government oversight,,     industry standards or incentives to educate users on security, privacy and identity protection, users are EXPOSED! to identity theft and fraud” -Kent Lewis, Entrepreneurs’ Organization
  11. 11. Despite    these adverse consequences of disclosing information online, we   continue to fail to protect ourselves… … Here’s how to change it
  12. 12. 9 Ways To Prevent Online Identity Theft!
  13. 13. 1 Consider U   N   I   Q   U   E   usernames&   P******** for every profile
  14. 14. 2 Never give out your username and/or password to third parties Image  by:  Jlhopgood,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)  
  15. 15. 3 A G your P******* regularly    
  16. 16. 4 Don’t broadcast your whereabouts. Turn off your Smartphone’s GPS! to protect your privacy Image  by:  Whatsthatpicture,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)   4
  17. 17. 5 Minimize the use of personal information on your profile AVOID! •  Date of birth •  Home address •  Year of graduation •  E-mail address
  18. 18. 6 Add only your friends and family Image  by:  Bart,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)  
  19. 19. 7 Image  by:  Christopher  Penn,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)   Be particularly wary     of unsolicited e-mails
  20. 20. 8 Browse, use or shop at only reputable websites Image  by:  Tim  Reckmann,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)  
  21. 21. 9 L K   Out for phishing websites (one that presents itself as a legitimate business website, however it is fake looking for information)YOUR! Image  by:  LLewleyn  Williams  a.k.a  SCUD,  Crea5ve  Commons  License  (Flikr)  
  22. 22. Stay SAFE!
  23. 23. Sources & More Information hSp://www.eonetwork.org/knowledgebase/specialfeatures/pages/social-­‐media-­‐networks-­‐facilitate-­‐ iden5ty-­‐theW-­‐fraud.aspx     hSp://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-­‐ways-­‐prevent-­‐iden5ty-­‐theW-­‐online-­‐ac5vi5es/     hSps://www.google.ca/search?q=iden5ty+theW&ie=u^-­‐8&oe=u^-­‐8&rls=org.mozilla:en-­‐ US:official&client=firefox-­‐a&channel=sb&gws_rd=cr&ei=VIB_U6GHK6Ki8QG9mYGACw#channel=sb&q=what +is+iden5ty+theW&rls=org.mozilla:en-­‐US:official&spell=1     hSp://www.transunion.com/personal-­‐credit/iden5ty-­‐theW-­‐and-­‐fraud/iden5ty-­‐theW-­‐facts.page     hSp://www.rcmp-­‐grc.gc.ca/scams-­‐fraudes/id-­‐theW-­‐vol-­‐eng.htm     hSps://www.aggielandcu.org/index.php/blog/72-­‐community/269-­‐10-­‐facts-­‐about-­‐iden5ty-­‐theW?site_id= %3Amaster_db%3A     hSp://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/growing-­‐number-­‐of-­‐stolen-­‐ids-­‐used-­‐to-­‐get-­‐real-­‐passports-­‐ rcmp-­‐1.948404#ixzz32bDuIKe3     hSp://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/13-­‐million-­‐us-­‐facebook-­‐users-­‐dont-­‐change-­‐privacy-­‐seongs/12398     All  logos  were  sourced  from  their  host  website’s  “media”  page  –  no  prohibited  altera5ons  have  been  made   All  images  were  sourced  from  Flikr  under  a  Crea5ve  Common  License   All  images  with  no  source  were  provided  by  clipart  or  made  by  myself  

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