White Collar Crime Prevention.

By: Brittany Lane.

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Identity Theft:

This is where someone uses your name, address, social security, credit card number, etc. without your permission.


2 things victims or witnesses can do:

  1. A victim may buy goods and services with your stolen identity.
  2. They may also impersonate you and commit crimes under your name.


3 ways to prevent this crime:

  1. Have virus protection and active spyware on your computer.
  2. Keep your pin number to yourself.
  3. Dispose of papers with medical or credit info properly (shred).


Citations:

  • "Avoiding Identity Theft." Consumer.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Jan. 2014.
  • "City of Newport, OR :: Newport Police Department :: Crime Prevention Tips :: Identity Theft Risk." City of Newport, OR :: Newport Police Department :: Crime Prevention Tips :: Identity Theft Risk. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Jan. 2014.
  • "Identity Theft/Privacy Issues." StopFraud.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Jan. 2014.