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Identity Theft What you need to know Betty White, April 2010
Identity theft is… Act of knowingly obtaining, possession, buying or using the personal information of someone else with interest to commit a crime.
5 ways theft can happen.. Dumpster diving Shoulder surfing Handing the thief your information “Old fashioned” stealing Security breach
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 emails that you aren’t sure where they came from Strong passwords.
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 1- 877-438-4338 Visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft to learn morewww.ftc.gov/idtheft