Protecting Yoursel from Fraud

Megan Dickerson

What is Fraud?

Fraud is an intentional effort to deceive another individual for personal gain.

Social Networking

-Look for https or a picture of a lock

-Keep usernames and passwords safe

-Use privacy setting on social networking sites

Protecting your personal information:

-Don't carry your social security card

-Memorize and use different pin numbers

-Keep personal records in a secure location

Signs of Fraud:

-Arrested for crimes not committed

-Tarnished credit reports

If victum, follow these steps:

1. Act immediately

2. Keep detailed records

3. File a report with your local law enforcement

4. Report to the appropriate federal agency

Types of Fraud

-Identity theft

-Communications

-Credit

-Tax

-Investment

Sites you can get hacked on

-Email

-Twitter

-Facebook

-Video games

-Online shopping

What the government protects against

Prevents business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive, or unfair to customers.

Makes markers for consumers financial products and services work for Americans.

Pin Number

Never make your pin number similar to your address, birthdate, or any recognizable information.

Contracts

Always read contracts closely and carefully, and never sign anything you don't know, understand, or want.