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Identity Theft By Dominique Kekiwi Definition  A criminal uses another person’s information to take on that person’s identity for criminal activity.

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2 Identity Theft By Dominique Kekiwi

3 Definition  A criminal uses another person’s information to take on that person’s identity for criminal activity.  This personal information enables an identity thief to commit numerous forms of illegal activity.

4 Do’s  Always match your credit card receipts  Review your credit reports annually.  Always sign in the back of your cards.

5 Free Credit Report  By telephone: (877)  Online:  By mail. Print out the order form here: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/requestformfinal. pdf https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/requestformfinal. pdf https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/requestformfinal. pdf  Credit Reporting Agencies Equifax Equifax (888) (888) Experian Experian (888) EXPERIAN ( ) (888) EXPERIAN ( ) TransUnion TransUnion (800) (800)

6 Don’t  Do not give your information over the phone.  Do not disclose any account information on any websites or inline service location.  Do not throw anything away that someone could use to become you.

7 How to prevent Identity Theft  Shred all personal and financial information  Always keep your receipts  Report lost or stolen cards  Register your visa

8 Internet and Computer safeguards Safety Install Firewall on your home computer Always update Virus protection software Shopping online https://

9 Victims of Identity Theft  File a Police Report  Call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  Contact the fraud units  Contact your financial institutions

10 Identity Theft Credit card fraud 28544% Bank Fraud 14923% Phone or Utilities fraud 12920% Loan Fraud 396% Government Documents or Benefits Fraud 254% Employment-Related Fraud 234% Other related charges 13120% TypeVictimsRate

11 Hawaii’s Identity Theft Locations City No. of victims Honolulu247 Kaneohe41 Kailua36 Mililani28 Wahiawa28 Waipahu28

12 References  Ragsdale, Dennis. Telephone interview. 27 Nov  "Identity Theft Hawaii." Nov identitytheft.com/identity-theft-hawaii.htmhttp://101- identitytheft.com/identity-theft-hawaii.htm  "Deter, Detect, Defend, Avoid Identity Theft." FTC.Gov. Federal Trade Commission. 26 Nov  "Bank of Hawaii." 27 Nov


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