What Do You Know About Identity Theft?
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You receive an email from your bank saying they’re updating their records and need your social security number. What should you do?
Reply with the information they requested.
Nothing—this is clearly a scam.
Call your bank to inquire about the authenticity of the note before you do anything.
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What payment method provides the most protection while online shopping?
A mix, so would-be hackers are less likely to pin down your exact info
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Which of these has the most impact on minimizing your exposure to identity theft?
Stick to your debit card when shopping online.
Keep a close eye on your credit report and credit score for any suspicious activity or dips in your credit score.
Be cautious about online shopping over WiFi networks.
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The strongest (and safest) online passwords are …
A random mix of letters, numbers, and symbols
Something personal that you can easily remember (such as your birthday, or pet’s name)
More than 10 characters long
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Your wallet was stolen, but you haven’t yet been a victim of identity theft. What should your next steps be?
Place an initial (90-day) freeze on your credit reports
Contact your banks and request new credit and debit cards
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Which of the following may indicate you’ve been a victim of identity theft?
Your credit card statement has charges you don’t remember making.
Bills you normally receive stop arriving in the mail
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Placing a credit freeze on your reports will cause your score to drop significantly.
Your score will drop, but not significantly.
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You received a notification from an ecommerce site, letting you know they’ve been the victim of a data breach. How should you respond?
Change your username and password immediately. Do the same for any sites that utilize the same login info.
Call the company to see if you were specifically targeted before you do anything.
Call the company to cancel your most recent order.
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Which of the following information should you avoid posting publicly on social media?
Your full birthdate
Where you went to school and when you graduated
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How should you approach password verification questions (e.g. “What is your mother’s maiden name?”)
Create passwords for each response (your mother’s maiden name, plus a combination of characters and numbers), rather than answering the question.
Be straightforward about answering. You’re more likely to remember what you said that way.
Avoid providing answers if you can. The more information you include, the more likely you are to be targeted by thieves.