English Library: ID Theft

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Freeze Your Credit File

Library: English | Freeze Your Credit File: Leave 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 Scams: A 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

 
ID Theft and Account Fraud: Questions and answers

Library: English | ID Theft and Account Fraud: Questions and answers

This backgrounder is written in question-and-answer format to supplement the information in the companion brochure.

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft on Oct 03, 2012

 
ID Theft & Account Fraud: Prevention and cleanup (English)

Library: English | ID Theft & Account Fraud: Prevention and cleanup (English)

An identity thief is an imposter who assumes another person’s identity in order to profit illegally or because the thief wants to hide behind a new identity. Identity theft—or ID theft—occurs when the imposter uses your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes. This publication can help you take steps to prevent ID theft, or if you are a victim, to clear up the problems created by ID theft and to lessen its impact on your life.

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Sep 08, 2010

 
ID Theft Quiz

Library: English | ID Theft Quiz

The ID Theft Quiz Game is a fun way to teach important concepts about this prevalent form of fraud.

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Oct 26, 2006

 
ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English)

Library: English | ID Theft & Account Fraud - Lesson Plan (English)

This updated packet provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. The 48-page packet contains a detailed curriculum, classroom activities and take-home worksheets. (Note: It is only available as a PDF file.)

Category: Fraud/Scams ID Theft Privacy Rights on Apr 13, 2006

 
 

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