Identity Theft

Mickey Jo Zima

Identity Theft Defined:

It is the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identity information, usually for financial gain.

Protect Your Information.

-Keep your password private, tell no one.

-Use cookies

-Keep a "clean" email address

What Gets Stolen?

-Billing address- Credit cards- Bank account- Credit report- They can also take out loans in your name.


WHAT CAN THEY DO WITH IT?


-Spending spree- Drain accounts- Open new account

-Obtain government documents

-And get a cell phone (You will be paying for it)

If You Are a Victim:

Change:

-Credit cards- Bank account- Checking account

But tell the police and your bank, so they can help stop it.