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Identity Theft

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by mphill10
Last updated 1 year ago

Discipline:
Resources & Tools
Subject:
Internet Safety

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Can identity theft happen to me?

- Install firewall, anti-spyware, and antivirus software on you and your child’s devices- Check in on where your child is giving out his or her information online- Don’t give away your child’s personal information on blogs, posts, etc.- Shred all documents with personal and financial information- Check your bank statements often- Make sure you’re receiving your bills- Watch the video below for more information

Tips for Parents

What is Identity Theft?

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PHISING- false emails you receive that look like they come from something familiar, like your bank, and ask to “verify” your personal information.TROJANS- downloaded programs that look useful, like a program that will make your computer faster, but they damage your computerPHARMING- fake websites that look legitimate that ask for your personal information

Identity theft is when a person saves your personal information online in order to take your money. For example, this could mean a person looks into a website you use for buying online, and saves your credit card information. This person would then use your information online pretending to be you. According to the FTC, thieves may “drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance.”

How can my identity be stolen?

Tips for Students

- Don’t give your personal information online- Look for “https” or an image of a lock in the browser before purchasing online goods. - Be sure the free wifi hotspots are secure with incryption by watching the video below.


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