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Transcript of Identity Theft
Identity Theft is...
The illegal use of someone else’s personal information in order to obtain money or credit
Identities are stolen by...
Stealing your purse or wallet
Pretending they are a business owner or part of an organization
Stealing your mail
Stealing from your place of work
Hacking into databases
When your identity has been stolen, thieves will...
Open credit card accounts
Apply for loans
File for bankruptcy
Open telephone services
Order products and services
Take expensive vacations
Get driver licenses
Everything is in your name...
The more you have, the more you have to lose
Manage your personal information
Order a free credit report
Don't give out personal information
Shred all unwanted things with your address on it
Use your first initial & last name on personal checks
Drop payments into USPS boxes
Get a personal identity theft plan
Identity thieves are...
Trusted full-time employees
Friends & Relatives
The Javelin Strategy & Research Report indicates...
The study also found fraud trends
Identity fraud incidents and amount stolen increased
1 in 4 data breach notification recipients became a victim of identity fraud
Fraudsters misuse information fewer days than before
Small retailers are losing out
The penalty for identity theft is...
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime because...
Identity Theft True Story: Heddi Ille and Michelle Brown
Your general safety is also at risk
To minimize your risk of identity theft...
People targeted the most are...