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Federal Trade Commission, Your National Resource about Identity Theft
In recent years, identity theft has become a problem for many individuals. Identity thieves use your personal records, your social security number, and/or your bank account number to assume your identify and create havoc with your credit and your money. The Federal Trade Commission offers tips on how to protect your records and prevent this crime.
Destination Title: Federal Trade Commission, Your National Resource about Identity Theft
Start at the National Resource about Identity Theft Web site. Record your answers to these questions separately.
- Place your cursor over the Consumers link in the left navigation bar to view the popup menu. Select About Identity Theft. List four ways that identity theft might happen.
- Return to the Consumers popup menu on the left navigation bar. Select Minimizing Your Risk. Describe measures you can take with your trash and promotional offers that will minimize your risk of identity theft.
- Return to the Consumers popup menu on the left navigation bar. Select Identity Theft Victims: Immediate Steps. What steps should you take if your personal information has been stolen?
- What current practices might put you at risk for identity theft?