IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD
What is Identity Theft
Identity theft is the act of impersonating another, by means of using that person’s personal and/or financial information, such as birth date, Social Security number, address, name, and credit card or bank account numbers, with the intent to commit a crime.
Fraud is intentionally misleading or deceiving another individual or group to attain something for one’s own benefit. There are many scams online (phishing), over the telephone, and through the mails.
How to Protect Yourself
How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft This is a great site put together by the Federal Trade Commission. Learn what you can do to protect yourself, as well as what steps to take if you think you have been a victim. Click here!
Take the FBI’s Quiz!
Don’t get ripped off! take the FBI’s Quiz and see if you may have been a victim.