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1 Investigator Kyle LeGendre (SCSO) Investigator James Riddle (LMPD)

2 Comprised of 15 members; represented by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Lake Mary and Sanford Police Departments. 11 Investigators 1 Sergeant, Olga Cortizo 1 Certified Fraud Examiner, Christine Buehler 1 Analyst, Hollie Phillips and 1 U.S. Postal Inspector, Edgar Sanabria Joint investigations with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FDLE, US Secret Service, IRS, ICE, FL-DACS, FBI, DHS and County & Municipal agencies

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5 Identity Theft Counterfeit Currency Tax Fraud Credit Card Fraud Check Fraud Counterfeit Identifications

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8 F.S.S (2)(A) Criminal use of personal identification information. Personal identification information is defined as any name or number that may be used, alone or in conjunction with any other information, to identify a specific individual. Examples of personal identification information are, Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, State issued Driver License or Identification Card Number, Alien Registration Number, Passport Number, and Biometric data such as Fingerprints, Retina or Iris Image. IDENTITY THEFT

9 Identity Theft cases have exploded over the last couple of years. The growing number of internet and computer users and advancements in computer technology are contributors. Identity Theft cases can range from the simple to the very complex with a multitude of additional charges. IDENTITY THEFT

10 Contact local law enforcement to file a report Contact financial institutions related to compromise Review credit reports Contact the three major credit reporting companies to activate a fraud alert Dispute fraudulent charges in writing

11 Some common ways in which people obtain the personal identification information of others. Dumpster diving Computer hacking Co-workers Mail theft Roommates or family members Burglary to vehicles/ homes Phishing scams IDENTITY THEFT

12 WARNING WARNING WARNING Don't reply to , text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information Don’t click on links within the message – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust *************It isn’t!************* Legitimate businesses don’t ask you to send sensitive information through insecure channels IDENTITY THEFT

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14 TAX FRAUD Contact local law enforcement to file a report File IRS Form with the IRS immediately Forms can be obtained at Per IRS, law enforcement cannot investigate tax fraud. Criminal reports will be forwarded to the IRS for further investigation.

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17 SECURITY FEATURES

18 COUNTERFEIT CREDIT CARDS

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21 PLASTIC BLANKS

22 Driver Licenses Identification Cards Credit Cards Gift Cards PLASTIC BLANKS

23 SKIMMERS & CARD READERS

24 SPOT THE SKIMMER

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39 MONEY WIRING SCAMS How Do I Spot A Money Wiring Scam? Someone you do not know asks you to wire money Imposter Scams - You won the lottery, but you have to pay taxes first A friend or family member is in trouble and needs you to send money You receive a check for too much money and have to send the extra back

40 PHONE SCAMS Portraying a bank to verify your credit card information because your credit card has been compromised Portraying a utility company advising you have missed a payment and need to make an immediate payment by prepaid debit cards Portraying emergency personnel advising your family member has been involved in an accident and is kidnapped

41 REPORTING A SCAM Contact local law enforcement File a report with the Federal Trade Commission – If the scam is internet related, file a report with FDLE Florida Computer Crime Center (FC3) –

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43 10 WAYS TO AVOID FRAUD Know who you are dealing with Wiring money is like mailing cash Review your monthly bank statements Only give to established charities Talk to your doctor before purchasing health products Remember there’s no such thing as a sure investment Don’t send money to someone you do not know Don’t agree to deposit a check and wire money Don’t reply to messages asking for personal or financial information Don’t play any foreign lottery or investments

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45 FREE CREDIT REPORT Only one website is authorized to fill orders to the free annual credit report – One free report per credit reporting company per year Equifax: : Experian: : TransUnion: :

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