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					WHEN BAD THINGS
HAPPEN TO GOOD
    NAMES
   IDENTITY THIEVES
FRADULENTLY USE YOUR
PERSONAL INFORMATION
          TO
GET CREDIT CARDS,
    OPEN BANK
  ACCOUNTS, GET
 SERVICES SUCH AS
PHONE OR CABLE IN
    YOUR NAME
   WITHOUT
YOU KNOWING ABOUT IT
GOODS AND SERVICES ARE
       BOUGHT
THESE NON-PAYMENTS
      SHOW UP
YOU GET LETTERS
ABOUT BOUNCED
    CHECKS
    BILL
 COLLECTORS
START CALLING
     YOU
ALL BECAUSE SOMEONE
 WHERE CAN A THIEF
STEAL YOUR IDENTITY?
     PUBLIC PHONE
                    CREDIT CARD




E MAIL


         TRASH
                        OUT-GOING MAIL
      The

INTERNET
IS A “GOLD MINE” OF
   FOR THE
IDENTITY THIEF
PROTECT YOUR
 PASSWORDS
         SPAM
REPLYING TO SPAM E-MAIL EVEN TO
 UNSUBSCRIBE TELLS A THIEF THE
 E-MAIL ADDRESS IS ACCURATE
    PROVIDING PERSONAL
  INFORMATION ON OFFICIAL
LOOKING WEBSITES SUCH AS FAKE
CONTESTS, MORTGAGE OR CREDIT
     CARD APPLICATIONS
PROVIDES INFORMATION
    THAT MAY BE




  TO IDENTITY
    THIEVES
STEALING PURSES AND WALLETS

           SCAMS

 FILL OUT CHANGE-OF-ADDRESS
 FORMS AT THE POST OFFICE &
 HAVE YOUR MAIL DIVERTED TO
            THEM
GIVING THE IDENTITY THIEVES
  THEY CALL CREDIT CARD
COMPANIES AND CHANNGE THE
 ADDRESS ON YOUR ACCOUNTS

THEY GIVE YOUR NAME TO THE
 POLICE IF THEY ARE ARRESTED
AND DO NOT SHOW UP
 FOR THE COURT DATE
  IN 2001 THERE WERE
   500,000 REPORTED
INDENTITY THEFT CASES
THE COST TO TO BANK
  AND CREDIT CARD
   COMPANIES WAS
THE AVERAGE VICTIM
   SPENDS ABOUT
CLEANING UP THEIR
 CREDIT REPORT!!!
WAYS TO HELP
NEVER GIVE YOUR SOCIAL
  NUMBER TO ANYONE
LOCK UP YOUR SOCIAL
  SECURITY CARD
         NEVER CARRY
        YOUR CARD WITH
             YOU
DONOT    WRITE YOUR
  SOCIAL SECURITY
  NUMBER ON YOUR
    CHECKS !!!!!
DO NOT HAVE YOUR
 PHONE NUMBER OR
  DRIVER’S LICENSE
NUMBER PRINTED ON
   YOUR CHECKS
CHECK YOUR CREDIT AT
 LEAST ONCE A YEAR




   REPORT ANY
  INACCURACIES
• IN WRITING
• CERTIFIED MAIL
• RETURN RECEIPT
  REQUESTED
   ANYTHING WITH
PERSONAL INFORMATION
        ON IT
INSTALL A LOCKING
     MAILBOX
 SEND MAIL DIRECTLY
FROM THE POST OFFICE
HELP!!!!
FILE A POLICE REPORT
NOTIFY ALL THE CREDIT
      BUREAUS
  IN WRITING
• CERTIFIED MAIL
• RETURN RECEIPT
 REQUESTED
 THEY ARE:

 EQUIFAX

 EXPERIAN

TRANS UNION
   PUT A



ON YOUR CREDIT
    REPORT
CLOSE ALL THE
AFFECTED ACCOUNTS
DISPUTE ALL
UNAUTHORIZED
 ACCOUNTS!!!!
  FILE YOUR
COMPLAINT WITH
   THE FTC

(FEDERAL TRADE
  COMMISSION)
 DOCUMENT
EVERYTHING
CONTACT THE
 POST OFFICE
CALL THE SOCIAL
SECURITY OFFICE
CONTACT THE
   CHECK
VERIFICATION
 COMPANIES
IN WRITING
THAT YOU HAVE
 BEEN A VICTIM
 OF IDENTITY
 THEFT
SEND EVERYTHING
• CERTIFIED MAIL
• RETURN RECEIPT
  REQUESTED
  KEEP COPIES OF




YOU SEND OUT
      KEEP A RECORD
OF EVERY PHONE CONVERSATION
           YOU HAVE
   IN YOUR
DOCUMENTATION
         INCLUDE

 NAME OF THE PERSON TO
   WHOM YOU SPOKE

THEIR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 DATE AND TIME OF CALL
DEALING WITH IDENTITY
    THEFT TAKES
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