identy theft

by : brittany fitzpatrick

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What is identy theft?

  • - The use of a person's private identifing information ,usually for finacial aid.
  • Its a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finaces ,credit history and reputation it also can take time , money and patience to resolve.

How many people are affected by identity theft?

  • . Identity theft affects millions of people each year
  • .Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information without your permission.

Types of identity theft and protecting your identity?

  • Medical identity , child identify
  • Safeguard your personal information, whether it is on paper, online, or on your computers and mobile devices.

How to prevent identity theft?

  1. Not carrying extra credit cards, your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport with you outside the house can help you prevent identity theft.

  2. When ordering new checks, you can prevent identity theft by picking them up at the bank instead of having them sent to your home. This makes it harder for your checks to be stolen, altered and cashed by identity thieves.

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