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1 Your Name – Your Company Helping People Improve & Protect Their Credit Credit Concepts II

2 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Provide usable information to help you manage and protect your creditworthiness Learning Objectives Learning Objectives How to Improve Your Credit Scores How to Improve Your Credit Scores Protecting Your Credit and Your Identity Protecting Your Credit and Your Identity Workshop Goal

3 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Credit Concepts Quiz 1. True or False? Could an employer refuse to hire you if your credit score was too low? 2. A credit restoration company has the ability to remove which of the following negative items from your credit report? 3. True or False? Paying off a collection account will remove that account and the account history from your credit report? 4. Clearing your name is hardest after which type of identity theft? 5. The unauthorized disclosure of a companys secure employee personal information is known as____? 6. Whats the first thing you should do when you become a victim of identity theft?

4 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert As Your Credit Score Improves: You qualify for better mortgage loans Your mortgage and auto payments decrease You qualify for better insurance rates You have more employment opportunities

5 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert How to Improve Credit Scores Credit Restoration Credit Restoration –Derogatory items disputed and not verified within 30 days must be deleted from the credit report (Fair Credit Reporting Act). –Typically, 4-6 months to remove 40%-60% of derogatory items will often increase score points. Establish Positive Credit Establish Positive Credit –Open New Trade Lines ( Secured Credit Cards & Installment Loans ) –Pay On Time With Existing Accounts –No Positive Trade Lines = Lower Scores.

6 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Identity Theft Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. Federal Trade Commission (ftc.gov)

7 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Nowhere to Hide! The Average American is Listed in At Least 50 Databases -PC Magazine July 04 July 04 Your Personal Information is No Secret

8 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Types of Identity Theft –Department of Motor Vehicles – Obtaining a driver's license in your name. –Social Security - A person steals your SS # to gain employment. –Medical Information – Obtaining drugs or medical care in your name. –Criminal Identity - Someone impersonates you and commits a crime. –Financial Identity – Someone opens new or uses your existing accounts.

9 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Real Incidents. Real Threat Most ID Theft Cases Never Get Resolved. Tyler Morning Telegraph. – 6/16/05 Drivers License IDT Most ID Theft Cases Never Get Resolved. Tyler Morning Telegraph. – 6/16/05 Drivers License IDT What Happened: People in a crime ring stole identifying information from mailboxes to print fake driver IDs. Victim Impacts: Many counterfeit checks were written and thousands of $ were spent using victims names Illegal Aliens Use SSA Numbers For Employment In US. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Investigative Arm of The Department of Homeland Security – 12/13/06. SSA # Identity Theft 1282 Illegal Aliens Use SSA Numbers For Employment In US. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Investigative Arm of The Department of Homeland Security – 12/13/06. SSA # Identity Theft What Happened: Crime organizations hijacked and sold US citizens SSA numbers to illegal aliens. Victim Impacts: 1282 illegal aliens from Mexico and S. America used those SSA numbers to gain employment. Medical Identity Theft Nearly Ruined A Good Mother's Life. CBS News – 10/9/06. Medical Identity Theft Nearly Ruined A Good Mother's Life. CBS News – 10/9/06. What Happened: A woman stole the drivers ID of Anndorie Sachs, walked into a hospital, had a baby, and left. Victim Impacts: Authorities accused Sachs of being an unfit mother and threatened to take away her children. No one believed Sachs until she physically went and had her blood tested.

10 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert More Incidents. More Threat ID Theft Victim Battling Problems For A Decade. Eagle Tribune. – 3/21/07 Criminal Identity Theft ID Theft Victim Battling Problems For A Decade. Eagle Tribune. – 3/21/07 Criminal Identity Theft What Happened: Darryl M. Landry used Daryl A. Landrys identity to freely commit crimes. When abducting children, he had them call their parents, naming the innocent Daryl A. Landry as the culprit. Victim Impacts: The innocent Daryl has been fighting angry phone calls and arrest warrants for nine long years. Breach of data at TJX could be the biggest ever. The Boston Globe – 3/27/07 Financial Identity Theft Breach of data at TJX could be the biggest ever. The Boston Globe – 3/27/07 Financial Identity Theft What Happened: Thieves hacked into the system firewall to TJX and planted malicious software that stole data. Victim Impacts: 45.7 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen. 8 million dollars was spent by thieves. Cyberthieves Stole 1.3 Million Names from Monster. USA Today – 8/24/07 Financial Identity Theft Cyberthieves Stole 1.3 Million Names from Monster. USA Today – 8/24/07 Financial Identity Theft What Happened: Thieves organized a massive operation that stole 1.3 million customer names & s from Monster; they sent out an that when clicked, allowed the thief to highjack the computer. Victim Impacts: Many people have lost and will lose personal information to thieves and will suffer identity theft.

11 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Protect Your Identity Practice Good Mailbox Habits Practice Good Mailbox Habits -Pick up immediately; use post office for outgoing mail Shred or Burn Personal Documents Shred or Burn Personal Documents Place a Fraud Alert Place a Fraud Alert - Provided for up to 7 years at NO COST Place a Security Freeze Place a Security Freeze -$10 to place/$10 to lift; per bureau Purchase Identity Theft Protection Plans Purchase Identity Theft Protection Plans -Monitoring Services- Notification is sent to alert the consumer of a new account - Restoration Services- Helping the consumer restore their credit and their name Obtain Yearly Free Credit Report (www.annualcreditreport.com) Obtain Yearly Free Credit Report (www.annualcreditreport.com)

12 Helping people improve and protect their credit Credit Concepts Your Name – Credit Expert Thank You For Your Time! Opt in Form Opt in Form -Fill out top half of form to receive our newsletter -Fill out bottom half if youd like to meet about any of the related topics. QUIZ ANSWERS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. (A) True. Everyday, more employers legally deny employment to job applicants based on their credit score. 2. (D) A credit restoration company can remove all of these items. 3. (B) False. Paying off a collection account will not remove it from your credit report. 4. (C) Victims of criminal identity theft can take up to 9 years to clear up their criminal record. 5. (B) This is known as a data breach. 6. (E) If you are a victim of identity theft do all of these things as soon as possible.


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