Identity Crisis<br />By Nhu Nguyen<br />
What it is.<br />Happens when information is stolen<br />Information is used without your knowledge<br />Most people can b...
The facts.<br />Claims about 10 million victims per year<br />Businesses can lose up to $50 million a year<br />Mostly 18 ...
More facts.<br />703 out of 5,000 people surveyed nationwide<br />Victims of identity theft<br />55% never find out how th...
Extra facts.<br />Takes an average of 132 days before fraudulent activity on credit cards is detected<br />About 11.1 mill...
The tools.<br />Phishing<br />E-mails take victims to fraudulent websites<br />Smishing<br />Text messages fool victims to...
More tools.<br />Pharming<br />Malicious code on computers send victims to fake websites<br />Keylogging<br />Hidden softw...
How to avoid it.<br />Avoid carrying anything with your social security number on it<br />Never give out personal informat...
What do to.<br />Close accounts that have been affected<br />File a police report<br />This helps you claim your right<br ...
Citations.<br />		Klein, Allison. "18- to 24-year-olds most at risk for ID theft, survey finds." Washington Post 17 March ...
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  1. 1. Identity Crisis<br />By Nhu Nguyen<br />
  2. 2. What it is.<br />Happens when information is stolen<br />Information is used without your knowledge<br />Most people can be identified by:<br />Sex<br />Date of birth<br />Zip code<br />
  3. 3. The facts.<br />Claims about 10 million victims per year<br />Businesses can lose up to $50 million a year<br />Mostly 18 to 24-year-olds are targeted<br />An average of $4,841 stolen per victim<br />
  4. 4. More facts.<br />703 out of 5,000 people surveyed nationwide<br />Victims of identity theft<br />55% never find out how their information was stolen<br />12% increase from previous year<br />
  5. 5. Extra facts.<br />Takes an average of 132 days before fraudulent activity on credit cards is detected<br />About 11.1 million people are victims of all ages<br />The “free” product usually isn’t really “free”<br />Has strings attached in most cases<br />
  6. 6. The tools.<br />Phishing<br />E-mails take victims to fraudulent websites<br />Smishing<br />Text messages fool victims to download malicious spyware<br />
  7. 7. More tools.<br />Pharming<br />Malicious code on computers send victims to fake websites<br />Keylogging<br />Hidden software records victims’ keystrokes to collect passwords and other information<br />
  8. 8. How to avoid it.<br />Avoid carrying anything with your social security number on it<br />Never give out personal information<br />On the phone<br />On the internet<br />http://www.annualcreditreport.com<br />Only website authorized to send orders for the free annual credit report<br />You are entitled under law to receive one each year<br />
  9. 9. What do to.<br />Close accounts that have been affected<br />File a police report<br />This helps you claim your right<br />Report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission<br />Online<br />Phone<br />Mail<br />This report helps you claim your rights as a victim of identity theft<br />
  10. 10. Citations.<br /> Klein, Allison. "18- to 24-year-olds most at risk for ID theft, survey finds." Washington Post 17 March 2010, OnlinePrint.<br /> "Your Access to Free Credit Reports." Federal Trade Commission. Mar. 2008. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre34.htm>.<br /> "Identity Theft - OnGuard Online." OnGuard Online. Feb. 2008. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://www.onguardonline.gov/topics/identity-theft.aspx>.<br />

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