Identity Theft

By: Kristin Hetto

Identity Theft- The fradulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.

Steps to Protect Your Information:

-Shred old documents

-Cut up old credit/debit cards

-Protect your PIN numbers

-Keep passwords private

-Be careful at an ATM

What Can Be Stolen?

-Social Security Number

-Bank account information

-Address

-Full name

-Birthdate

-Credit Card/Debit Card numbers

-Insurance information

What Can Thieves Do with your information?

-Open new bank accounts

-Use your money

-Open new credit cards

-Take out loans

-Get insurance

What if you're a victim?

-File a police report

-Put a fraud report on your credit file

-Freeze your credit

-Put stop payments on stolen checks

-Order your credit reports