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1 Identity Theft What you need to know Betty White, April 2010

2 Identity theft is…  Act of knowingly obtaining, possession, buying or using the personal information of someone else with interest to commit a crime.

3 5 ways theft can happen..  Dumpster diving  Shoulder surfing  Handing the thief your information  “Old fashioned” stealing  Security breach

4 Protect yourself  Never give your social security number over the phone or carry in your wallet  Temporary credit freeze  Shred all personal information  Never click on s that you aren’t sure where they came from  Strong passwords.

5 Nine million stolen identities  Identity theft happens daily  Keep all confidential information in a safe place  Report any fraudulent activity to your local law enforcement or Federal Trade Commission at  Visit to learn morewww.ftc.gov/idtheft


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