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Transcript of Identity Theft
1. Place an Initial Fraud Alert!!!
2. Order Your Credit Report
3. Create an Identity Theft Report
4. Freeze Your Credit
5. Follow Up and Slowly Pay Down Debts
How Does This Occur?
Preventing ID Theft
What is it?
Identity Theft is the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.
Credit Card Fraud
Direct Theft (Robbery)
The ID thief simply creates a domain name using the legitimate company name, but adds the term "accounts" or “secure” in its domain.
Don't carry your birth certificate, Social Security card, extra credit cards or passports
Pick up your check books from the bank and don't have them mailed to your house
Be careful when giving out personal information over the phone
Shred any documents that you are throwing away to prevent theft
Follow your credit card billing cycle closely