Stop Identity Theft

By: Trevor Oakes

What is Identity Theft ?

  • Identity theft is someone using you account information
  • Stealing identity is easier now because of access to computers

How to protect yourself

  1. Ways to Protect
  • Shred all personal information
  • Check receipts to see if all you credit card numbers are there
  • Watch what you post on social network

How can someone steal your identity and what to do if it is stolen

  • Dumpster Diving-Using personal information found in the trash to make bank accounts.
  • Phishing- Creation of a phony website pretending to be a legitimate company
  • If you find out you identity has been stolen you need to act as fast as possible to prevent damage
  • Shut down bank accounts