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What is Internet Safety? Deputy Glenn Hoffman St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit 871-5394

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1 What is Internet Safety? Deputy Glenn Hoffman St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit

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3 Child Predators and Stalkers Kids Exposure to Adult Content Adult Predators and Stalkers Prying and Spoofing IP Spoofing for DDoS Attacks Hackers and Crackers Trojans Viruses Identity Theft Privacy Invasion Stolen Passwords Hostile Web Sites Financial Loss Physical and Emotional Damages

4 Questions to ask yourself What is your family's safety worth to you? What are your financial assets worth to you? What is your privacy worth to you?

5 I want you to be Cybersafe.

6 Tips To Help You Navigate Safely Through Cyberspace: Shop online only with companies you know. If you do not know a company, ask for a print catalog before you decide to order electronically Use a secure browser that will encrypt or scramble purchase information. If they do not have encryption software, consider calling the company's 800 number, faxing your order, or paying with a check

7 Tips To Help You Navigate Safely Through Cyberspace: Never give anyone your bank account number, social security number, or other personal information that is not absolutely needed to complete a transaction Never give out your Internet password. Your online provider will not ask for your password other than at first log-on. Change your password often and be creative.

8 Filling out Forms on the internet Never include any information in a form that you fill out that gives people your or homepage password. Never include your social security number, drivers license number, or credit card numbers.

9 1. Never include any information in a form that you fill out that gives people your or homepage password. 2. Never include your social security number, drivers license number, or credit card numbers. 3. If you are making a purchase on the internet that requires any of this information, make sure that you are using a form on a secure site. If you are using Netscape, they have a feature where you see a key in the lower left hand corner. If the key is broken you are not in a secure site. This means that any information that you submit can be intercepted by hackers or anyone else that has the knowledge to grab the information.

10 4. Kids - make sure that your parents know that you are filling out forms and that they approve of the information that you are providing on the forms. 5. Again, don't provide your address or phone number on forms that you fill out. Most forms include these questions as optional information, when it's optional don't give it.

11 Things To Look For

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13 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) allows software to communicate with Web servers in a secure, encrypted manner. Many Web sites that conduct electronic commerce use SSL to securely transmit credit card numbers from a customer's Web browser to the Web server.

14 TRUE STORY TIME

15 Hello, I am very interested in your item. Is it new? Selling price? I need it till Thursday and i do not have time to bid on it. Please me the final price including shipping to Northridge, CA via overnight shipping. I will deal only with an escrow company. The escrow company is a service that protects both buyer and seller against fraud. If we agree on the price, we can start the escrow process today, so you can ship Wednesday and I can have it on Thursday. Thanks and please be back to me asap. Question from: Title of item: LADIES DIAMOND EGAGEMENT RING W/RAP Seller: gman263 Starts: Jul :00:07 PDT Ends: Jul :00:07 PDT Price: Currently $6, To view the item, go to:

16 The ring was worn for 6 months. I would like to get $8, for the ring. I had it appraised and the value was $15, for both rings. With that price I will include shipping. If you would like to ask me any more question you may call me at ###-####. As for setting up the escrow that will be fine. Thanks Glenn Hoffman

17 $8,000 is ok. Please sign up with and me your partner ID so I can start the transaction. Your partner ID is the that you registered with the escrow co. I will pay the escrow fees. I used this service in the past and they are fast and secure. I will deal with them again. Please do this today so i can place the funds tomorrow morning and you can ship on Wednesday via overnight shipping. I want the shipping with insurance via Fedex or UPS.www.secure-etrade.us Thank you, Claudio

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21 ANY QUESTIONS DEPUTY GLENN HOFFMAN ST. LUCIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE CRIME PREVENTION UINT


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