Identity Thievery?!?!

A Threat That Never Sleeps

What Is Identity Theft?

Identity Theft:


identity theft; plural noun: identity theft

The fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.

What Should I Look For To Prevent Identity Theft?

Be aware of

  • Malware:

    noun Software that is intended to damage or disable computers and computer systems.

  • Phishing:

    noun The activity of defrauding an online account holder of financial information by posing as a legitimate company.

  • Spyware:

    noun Software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.

Facts About Identity Theft

  • Over 9 million people in the US alone were victims of Identity Theft last year.
  • Only 25% of people report Identity Theft.
  • In 26% of the cases, the victim knew the culprit.
  • The two safest web browsers are Thunderbird and Eudora.
  • Internet Explorer, Hotmail, Outlook/Outlook Express, Gmail, Yahoo!mail are all unsafe email programs.
  • You should reset your password every 6 months

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