Identity Theft

By: Alaynah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How this works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Identity theft is a crime where someone steals your personal information, such as your full name or social security number. The identity thief can use your information to apply for credit, file taxes, or get medical services. These acts can damage your credit status, and cost you time and money to restore. You may not know that you are the victim of ID theft until you experience a financial consequence down the road from actions that the thief has taken with your stolen identity.

Types of identity theft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Child ID Theft
  2. Tax ID Theft
  3. Medical ID Theft
  4. Senior ID Theft
  5. Social ID Theft

Preventing Identity Theft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Don't carry your social security card around in your wallet or bag
  2. Store personal information in a safe or at work
  3. Make complicated passwords
  4. keep all receipts
Many other things can help you but these are just a few!!!!!!!!!

Warning Signs that your Identity has been stolen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You may receive a notice from the IRS or find unfamiliar accounts on your credit report. You might notice strange withdrawals from your bank account, get bills that aren’t yours, or get calls about debts that you don’t owe.

Where to Report Identity Theft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!