You
are
at
risk
for
the
fastest
growing
• growing            crime             crimes
in
the
nation
Identity Theft
Identity theftsteals who YOU are         andwho YOU want to be.
A recent national survey ofcollege students found that:  Almost ½ of all collegestudents receive credit card applications ...
Almost 1/2 of all collegestudents receive credit card applications on a daily or       weekly basis.
Many of these students THROW OUT card applications without         destroying them.
Nearly a 1/3 of studentsrarely, if ever, reconcile  their credit card and    checking account        balances.
Almost 50% of students have had grades posted by Social Security            number.
Many of your daily activities expose        you to this crime.
Are you doing anythingto put YOUR identity        at risk?
Do you use yourpersonal computer for   online banking    transactions?
Do YOU . . . ?
Do YOU use YOURpersonal computer to  buy merchandise, purchase tickets, or   other services?
Do YOU . . . ?
Do YOU receive creditcard offers in the mail?
Do YOU . . . ?
Do YOU discardthese documents     withoutshredding them?
Do YOU . . . ?
Do YOU store personalinformation in your computer?
Do YOU . . . ?
Do YOU use a cell phone?
Do YOU . . . ?
Do YOU use yourSocial Security number  for identification?
Do YOU . . . ?
If you answered YES to at least  ONE of these questions, . . .
YOU ARE at risk.
Identity Theftoccurs when someone else    uses YOUR personal   identifying information without YOUR knowledge       or per...
Motives for Identity Theft• To obtain credit cards• To get wireless Internet• To get cell phone products and services• To ...
What information should     YOU protect?    Social Security number    Drivers license number     Credit card numbersAnd ev...
Your E-mail address canbe an invitation to comeinto your computer and  access your personal      information.
If YOUR identity is stolen, YOU    may spend months or EVEN   YEARS repairing the damage   thieves have caused to YOUR    ...
In the time it takes to resolve these issues, YOU may lose   job opportunities and be refused loans for education,      ho...
What can YOU do?
Memorize your Social SecuritynumberMemorize your passwordsDon’t carry your Social Securitycard or birth certificate wit...
Don’t use your date of birth asyour passwordDon’t record your passwords onpapers you carry with you
Order a credit report each yearThoroughly review for accuracy
Shred pre-approved creditapplications that come in the mailShred other financialdocuments before throwing themaway
Report lost or stolen creditcards immediatelyCheck your monthly credit cardand bank statements for unusualactivity.
Use a firewall program on yourcomputerDo not open emails ordownload files sent to you bypeople you do not know
YOUARE  atRISK!
WHERECan YOU   GoFor Help?
•   http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/•   http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=1556•   http://www.usps.co...
Now that YOU know, YOU can help . . .•Write to your peers to help them         become aware.•Design a poster to inform oth...
ATRISK
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Identity theft

  1. 1. You
  2. 2. are
  3. 3. at
  4. 4. risk
  5. 5. for
  6. 6. the
  7. 7. fastest
  8. 8. growing
  9. 9. • growing crime crimes
  10. 10. in
  11. 11. the
  12. 12. nation
  13. 13. Identity Theft
  14. 14. Identity theftsteals who YOU are andwho YOU want to be.
  15. 15. A recent national survey ofcollege students found that: Almost ½ of all collegestudents receive credit card applications on a daily or weekly basis.
  16. 16. Almost 1/2 of all collegestudents receive credit card applications on a daily or weekly basis.
  17. 17. Many of these students THROW OUT card applications without destroying them.
  18. 18. Nearly a 1/3 of studentsrarely, if ever, reconcile their credit card and checking account balances.
  19. 19. Almost 50% of students have had grades posted by Social Security number.
  20. 20. Many of your daily activities expose you to this crime.
  21. 21. Are you doing anythingto put YOUR identity at risk?
  22. 22. Do you use yourpersonal computer for online banking transactions?
  23. 23. Do YOU . . . ?
  24. 24. Do YOU use YOURpersonal computer to buy merchandise, purchase tickets, or other services?
  25. 25. Do YOU . . . ?
  26. 26. Do YOU receive creditcard offers in the mail?
  27. 27. Do YOU . . . ?
  28. 28. Do YOU discardthese documents withoutshredding them?
  29. 29. Do YOU . . . ?
  30. 30. Do YOU store personalinformation in your computer?
  31. 31. Do YOU . . . ?
  32. 32. Do YOU use a cell phone?
  33. 33. Do YOU . . . ?
  34. 34. Do YOU use yourSocial Security number for identification?
  35. 35. Do YOU . . . ?
  36. 36. If you answered YES to at least ONE of these questions, . . .
  37. 37. YOU ARE at risk.
  38. 38. Identity Theftoccurs when someone else uses YOUR personal identifying information without YOUR knowledge or permission
  39. 39. Motives for Identity Theft• To obtain credit cards• To get wireless Internet• To get cell phone products and services• To obtain loans and mortgages• To get a job• To commit fraudulent and criminal acts, in YOUR NAME . . . GUESS WHO’S RESPONSIBLE???
  40. 40. What information should YOU protect? Social Security number Drivers license number Credit card numbersAnd even your E-mail address . . .
  41. 41. Your E-mail address canbe an invitation to comeinto your computer and access your personal information.
  42. 42. If YOUR identity is stolen, YOU may spend months or EVEN YEARS repairing the damage thieves have caused to YOUR reputation and YOUR credit record.
  43. 43. In the time it takes to resolve these issues, YOU may lose job opportunities and be refused loans for education, housing, or a car.
  44. 44. What can YOU do?
  45. 45. Memorize your Social SecuritynumberMemorize your passwordsDon’t carry your Social Securitycard or birth certificate with you
  46. 46. Don’t use your date of birth asyour passwordDon’t record your passwords onpapers you carry with you
  47. 47. Order a credit report each yearThoroughly review for accuracy
  48. 48. Shred pre-approved creditapplications that come in the mailShred other financialdocuments before throwing themaway
  49. 49. Report lost or stolen creditcards immediatelyCheck your monthly credit cardand bank statements for unusualactivity.
  50. 50. Use a firewall program on yourcomputerDo not open emails ordownload files sent to you bypeople you do not know
  51. 51. YOUARE atRISK!
  52. 52. WHERECan YOU GoFor Help?
  53. 53. • http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/• http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=1556• http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/idthft_nc• http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/idtheft.htm• http://www.noscamnc.gov
  54. 54. Now that YOU know, YOU can help . . .•Write to your peers to help them become aware.•Design a poster to inform others of the risk of identity theft.. . . Let others know that THEY ARE . . .
  55. 55. ATRISK

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