English Library: ID Theft

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Freeze Your Credit File

Library: English | Freeze Your Credit FileLeave ID thieves out in the cold
A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit file, which prevents new credit from being established in your name until you temporarily or permanently lift the freeze. Category: Credit Reports/Scores ID Theft on Oct 12, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams

Library: English | Just Say No to ScamsA guide to protecting yourself from liars, cheats and crooks
Scammers cheat unsuspecting consumers out of millions of dollars each year, but there are ways to avoid becoming a scammer’s next victim. This guide will help consumers understand how crooks reel in their prey, recognize and evade scam attempts, and learn about scam prevention and reporting resources. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 25, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams (Quick Tips)

Library: English | Just Say No to Scams (Quick Tips)Quick tips for protecting yourself from fraud
The Just Say No to Scams “quick tips" sheet provides consumers with the basics of recognizing the signs of a scam, understanding how to protect themselves and knowing where they can learn more. Formatted as a two-sided black-and-white publication, the tip sheet is easy and economical for community educators to print and distribute. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 24, 2018

 
Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud

Library: English | Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud
This compendium of widely perpetrated scams provides details about how common scams are carried out, how consumers can avoid them, and where to report different types of scam attempts. It is intended for use with the “Just Say No to Scams” consumer guide. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 23, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Just Say No to Scams - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities
This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on recognizing and avoiding scams. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 22, 2018

 
Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides
This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Just Say No to Scams'” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Internet Elder Fraud on Jun 21, 2018

 
Elder Fraud - Leader’s Guide

Library: English | Elder Fraud - Leader’s Guide
According to AARP, older people who fall for scams tend to believe the pitches they hear. Many believe they have a good chance of actually winning a prize or that the products they see advertised are worth the price. This manual is written in question and answer format to allow you to quickly find the answers to questions about the myriad scams that target seniors. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft on Oct 15, 2012

 
ID Theft & Account Fraud - Leader’s Guide

Library: English | ID Theft & Account Fraud - Leader’s Guide
This 21-page backgrounder guide is written in question-and-answer format to help you anticipate frequently asked questions about identity theft and account fraud. Reading this guide can help prepare you for in-service or train-the-trainer presentations. Topics include an overview of ID theft and account fraud, how to prevent ID theft, advice for victims and helpful ID theft resources that you can use to find more information or to file complaints. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Oct 03, 2012

 
Elder Fraud: Preventing senior scams - PowerPoint Training Slides

Library: English | Elder Fraud: Preventing senior scams - PowerPoint Training Slides
The Preventing Senior Scams PowerPoint training file is available for download in the "Download File" section. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft on Apr 29, 2011

 
Senior Scams - Just say no! (English)

Library: English | Senior Scams - Just say no! (English)
Everyone must be on guard against scams, but seniors can sometimes be more vulnerable to fraud. This brochure outlines the many guises of fraud, with special attention to scams that target seniors. Signs of fraud and tips for avoiding scams are included. Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft on Sep 15, 2010

 
 

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