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Test Review. Fraud and Identity Theft. Who should you contact if you are a victim of identity theft?. The Fraud Division of the three credit bureaus to request a fraud alert on your files. How often can you obtain a free copy of your credit report?. Once a year. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Fraud and Identity Theft

Fraud and Identity TheftTest ReviewWho should you contact if you are a victim of identity theft?The Fraud Division of the three credit bureaus to request a fraud alert on your filesHow often can you obtain a free copy of your credit report?Once a yearWhat is setting up a false company only to ask people to buy stock in it?Long Firm FraudWhat is one of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft?Shredding all papers with personal informationWhat are people called who attempt to swindle you into illegal schemes?Con ArtistIf someone tells you about a great new company to invest in, what should you do?Do not show any interest in the company and ask them to leaveIf you are required to pay to join a club and they ask you to get others to join, what might this be an example of?Ponzi SchemeIf you read an advertisement and decide to go to the store to purchase this item to find out that this item is not available but a more expensive brand is, this is an example ofBait and SwitchUsing a persons name or personal information without permission to make purchases or get loansIdentity TheftGood/BadEnter your personal information on a Web site so you can get more information before deciding on an investment.BadGood/BadTake the time to do careful research before giving money or personal information.GoodGood/BadAvoid letting emotions interfere with financial decisions.GoodGood/BadGet all information in writing before giving money or personal information.GoodA good password containsA combination of letters and numbersA legal term used when someone knowingly deceives you for their own personal gainFraudGood/BadDelete all e-mails asking for personal information without responding to them.Good Good/BadGo along with a scheme so you get more information and then report it to local law enforcement officials.BadGood/BadIf you get a special offer in the mail, send cash so they cannot get your personal information from a check or credit card.BadGood/BadGive your best friends your personal informationlike your social security number and bank account numbersin case anything happens to you.BadWho should report to immediately if you have become a victim of identity theft?Police

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