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Identity Theft

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on 28 May 2014

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Transcript of Identity Theft

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
"Dumpster diving"
Stealing from your place of work
Hacking into databases
Plant devices
Changing addresses
"Pre-Texting"
"Shoulder-surfing"
Spyware
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
Buy cars
Take expensive vacations
Open businesses
Get driver licenses
Get arrested
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
Be cautious
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...
Internet Hackers
Trusted full-time employees
Amateur Thieves
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...
But...
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime because...
Identity Theft True Story: Heddi Ille and Michelle Brown
Your general safety is also at risk
The End!
Skimming
To minimize your risk of identity theft...
People targeted the most are...
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