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Are you at risk for Identity theft? Take a look at this slide show and find out!

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Indentify Theft Slide Show

  1. 1. Indentify Theft Protecting Your Greatest Asset
  2. 2. What Is ID Theft? <ul><li>Identity Theft occurs when someone knowingly transfers or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of Federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable State or local law. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ID Theft? <ul><li>In 1998, Congress passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act making Identity Theft a federal crime. </li></ul><ul><li>It's a felony with a 15-year maximum sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2004, President Bush signed the Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act that guarantees a minimum of two years in prison for those who use identity theft to commit a crime, including terrorism. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>California State Senator Debra Bowen notes that &quot;Identity theft is one of the easiest, most risk-free crimes thieves can commit. They don't need a gun, a knife, or a getaway car. All they need is someone's Social Security number and a pen.&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Identity Theft is the only crime committed in America today where you are presumed guilty until proven innocent. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Almost 15 million Americans become victims of identity theft each year </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ The average identity theft victim spends more than $1200 in the quest to clear his/her name.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Federal Trade Commission </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Identity Theft victims spend on average 150 hours to clear their good name. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Five Areas of Identity Theft <ul><li>Financial Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Driver’s License Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Social Security Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Character or Criminal Identity </li></ul>
  10. 10. Financial Identity Fraud <ul><li>Consumers reported fraud losses of over $1.2 billion in 2007. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Medical Identity Fraud <ul><li>The fastest growing area of ID Theft. </li></ul>
  12. 12. TERMS you should know: <ul><li>FTC – Federal Trade Commission </li></ul><ul><li>FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act </li></ul><ul><li>FACTA – Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act </li></ul><ul><li>FDCPA – Fair Debt Collections Practices Act </li></ul><ul><li>SSN – Social Security Number </li></ul><ul><li>CRAs – Credit Reporting Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Fraud Alert – Federal law instructs credit issuers to contact you prior to approving an application. Security or Credit Freeze – With a freeze, a company may not look at your credit report for the purposes of establishing new lines of credit. </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords – Use an unusual or made-up word such as “banapple.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Three Major Credit Reporting Agencies <ul><li>Equifax </li></ul><ul><li>Experian </li></ul><ul><li>TransUnion </li></ul>
  14. 14. Are You At Risk? <ul><li>Do you expose your social security number? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you careless with your mail? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you secure sensitive information? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you check your credit reports yearly? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you scrutinize your bills and bank statements? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you enter sensitive information on public computers? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you hand your credit card to servers at restaurants? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you be sure that data security is good at companies that have your information? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you signed up for an Identity Theft Protection Service? </li></ul>
  15. 15. We Can Help! <ul><li>Continuous Monitoring and Full Service Restoration through Kroll Background America. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Who is Kroll? <ul><li>World leader in security and fraud protection. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Call Robin Gray 224-588-7850 For protection starting today!

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