Dejaah Wilder 1A

What is identity theft fraud?

identity theft is when someone uses your identity to do criminal acts. They can get your identity by stealing your wallet, going through your garbage, or by accessing your bank account information.

Charges for identity theft:

-Prison time,

-A fine and

-Criminal forfeiture.

How to avoid identity fraud:

-Never throw away ATM receipts, or bank statements in a usable form

-Keep track of your spending

-If you see a massive amount of money gone without your consent, let the bank know immediately !

-Never give your account number out to anyone

-Never give your bank information out over the phone