Identity Theft

Stay protected by: stephanie rylee

What is identity theft?

identity theft is the illegal use of someone else's personal information (as a Social Security number) in order to obtain money or credit

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/identity%20theft


Ways to stay protected:

  • make sure websites are secure
  • shred documents
  • monitor bank and credit card statements
  • Guard your social security number, PINs, passwords and account numbers.

http://studentmoneyskills.bankofamerica.com/article/view.asp?articleID=39

What to do if your identity is stolen?

  • place an initial fraud alert
  • order your credit reports
  • create an identity theft report

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0274-immediate-steps-repair-identity-theft

How can someone steal your identity

  • dumpster diving
  • mail theft
  • shoulder surfing
  • phishing


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