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Transcript of Identity Theft
Personal Information Criminals Steal:
With Personal Information Criminals Could Commit Identify Theft By:
- opening credit card and bank accounts
- redirect mail
- creating cellular phone services
- renting vehicles, equipment, or accommodation
- securing employment
Identity theft: the illegal gathering and usage of personal information, normally utilized for criminal intentions
telecommunication and computer processing make interactions easier
PROBLEM: easy to retrieve personal information
Did You Know?
nearly 15,000 identity theft complaints were received with a total loss of about CAN$21.8 million
around 12,000 identity theft complaints were received with a total loss of about CAN$19 million
approximately 12,500 identity theft complaints were received with a total loss of about CAN$8.6 million
approximately 8,000 identity theft complaints were received with a total loss of more than CAN$8.5 million
nearly 8,000 identity theft complaints were received with a total loss of about CAN$16.3 million
Guidelines and Tips to Avoid Being a Victim
Thank you for listening to our presentation. We hope that you have gained knowledge about identity theft!
- date of birth
- credit card
- Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- other personal identification numbers
2002 + 2003 + 2004 + 2005 +
When sharing personal information, inquire how it will be used
Do not reveal your personal information unless you know the person and the website is secure
Inform your creditors instantly, if your identification or credit cards are stolen
Have your accounts require passwords
Burn or shred unwanted financial information before throwing it out
Carry least amount of money possible give only the required
Contact credit reporting agency annually checking credit report accuracy
Find out if cardholder agreement offers credit card fraud protection
Protect your SIN (Social Insurance Number)
Be cautious about sharing or allowing personal information to pass
Be familiar and aware of your billing cycles
Take advantage of technology to improve your security and privacy on the internet
Cover when typing in identification numbers
Create difficult passwords, memorize them, keep them safe if written