Basics of Budgeting project

by Wyatt Mason

What is identity theft?

Identity theft is a form of stealing someone's identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name.

Types of identity theft

Financial Identity Theft, Insurance Identity Theft,Medical Identity Theft, Criminal Identity Theft, Driver’s License Identity Theft,Social Security Identity Theft,Synthetic Identity Theft,Child Identity Theft

Who could possible be victims of identity theft?

Possible victims of identity theft could be anyone so you have to watch out don't put your information out on to the social media because anyone can see you information even when you think they can't.

What are ways to prevent identity theft?

Installing a firewall and virus protection on computers can block hackers from stealing your personal information and financial data stored on the hard drive.

Common in banking and retail, employees and sales associates may ask you to verify personal information.

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