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Identity Theft: Protect Yourself. Overview Understand ID theft and how it happens Protect your computer Strong passwords Commonsense precautions.

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1 Identity Theft: Protect Yourself

2 Overview Understand ID theft and how it happens Protect your computer Strong passwords Commonsense precautions

3 How Serious Is Identity Theft? Over 10 million victims/year in the U.S. Over $15 billion/year in losses Resolving ID theft takes: Hundreds or thousands of dollars Weeks, months, or even years

4 What Is a Strong Password? At least eight characters No real words Nothing found in a dictionary No names—your own or your company’s Include Mixed upper- and lower-case characters Numbers as well as letters Symbol characters (#, $, &, =, _, etc.)

5 Creating a Strong Password ILoveMovieS IL0v3M0vi3S IL0^3M0^i3S I love movies

6 We Can Help KeepMeMine—Identity Theft Protection Monitor your identity Monitor your credit Monitor public records Contact us! KEEP


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