Finance

Identity Theft

Identity theft sounds like something out of a spy movie but it is not uncommon in the lives of ordinary citizens in our country. Each day close 20,000 people have been a victim of this devastating crime. This section will provide information for you to gain a better understanding of identity theft, what you can do to lessen your risk of becoming a victim and what you can do if you discover that you have become a victim.

    Guarding Your Privacy
    This 36 page booklet from the Minnesota Attorney General's Office and includes:

    • An explanation of personal information and identity theft
    • How to lessen your risk of being a victim
    • What to do if you're a victim

    Protect Personal Information
    This 2 page document from the Minnesota Attorney General's Office will help you understand how your personal information may be shared with others and the risks that is involved. The topics included are:

    • Information sharing between companies
    • Surveys, direct mail and telemarketing
    • Credit reporting agencies
    • Social security numbers as universal identifiers
    • Medical information
    • Computers, e-mail, and online shopping

    Privacy Rights Clearing House
    This site can connect you with a wealth of resources and activities including:

    • Identity theft fact sheets
    • Identity theft quizzes
    • Victims' stories and hotline cases
    • Other identity theft sites and publications
    • Computers, e-mail, and online shopping

    Social Security Online
    This site provides resources to contact if your social security number has been misused.

    Identity Theft Resource Center
    This nonprofit organization provides information on the following topics:

    • Data breach list
    • Scam alerts
    • Medical identity theft
    • Beginning steps for financial identity theft
    • Identity theft in the workplace
    • Victim resources

    Anti-Phishing Game
    This fun online game helps you become recognize online phishing scams in much more detail.

    OnGuardOnline
    Interactive activities to better understand online concerns such as spam, spyware, phishing and file-sharing:

    • AuctionAction
    • Beware of Spyware
    • Friend Finder
    • ID Theft FaceOff
    • Invest Quest
    • Invasion of the Wireless Hackers
    • Mission: Laptop Security
    • Online Lineup
    • P2P Threeplay!
    • Phishing Scams
    • Spam Scam Slam
    • The Case of the Cyber Criminal

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