protecting yourself from fraud
Donna Dezendorf 11.10.14 3rd Period
1. Identity Theft
Definition- When another's personal info is used without their permission.
Two ways to not have your identity stolen:1. Don't keep your social security card in your wallet. Keep it at home in a safe place.
2. Be careful of what personal information is posted on the internet.
2. Credit and Debit Card
1. Review financial statements at least monthly.
2. Keep your pin number unique.
3. Ways to stay safe on the internet (in general)
2. Always read contracts closely (don't forget the fine print) and never sign or click agree for anything you don't want or understand.
4. Ways to protect your personal information
2. Keep personal records in a secure location.
5. Ways thieves can access personal information
2. Stealing your purse, wallet or financial records.
6. Keep your computer safe
2. Keep a password on your computer or computer files.
7. Online purches
2. Look for "https" or a picture of a lock.
8. How do you know you have been a victim of identity theft
2. You receive credit card you didn't apply for.
9. Buying a used car
2. Test drive the car and have the tires and compression checked at an independent, reliable repair shop.
10. Phishing over the phone
2. Ask for their phone number, address and their name, if they hang up you know they weren't who they said they were.