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Protecting Yourself from Fraud including Identity Theft. Advanced Level. Fraud. Fraud an intentional effort to deceive another individual for personal gain. Compromised h ealth. Common Types of Fraud. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Protecting Yourself from Fraud including Identity Theft

Protecting Yourself from Fraudincluding Identity TheftAdvanced Level Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1FraudFraud an intentional effort to deceive another individual for personal gainCompromised health Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Common Types of FraudIdentity theft was the largest consumer fraud complaint reported to the Federal Trade Commission in 2010

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Common Types of FraudDo you know anyone that has been a victim of fraud?

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Time

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Solve the Mystery Act 2

Listen carefully and take notes to help Lucy find the person who stole her identity

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Four Suspects

The inspector has identified 4 suspects in Lucys case

Professor PlumSearched Lucys online banking websiteMrs. WhiteSearched through Lucys discarded mailMrs. PeacockGuessed Lucys PIN numberColonel MustardSearched through Lucys outgoing mailWhich type of fraud has been committed against Lucy?

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1How Does Fraud Occur?What can a scammer do if they gain access to your information?

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Personal InformationSearch your purses, wallets and backpacks.What are you carrying with you right now that reveals personal information?

Drivers licenseDebit & credit cardsElectronic devicesIdentification cards Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1How Thieves AccessPersonal InformationHow did the scammer access Lucys information?

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Protecting Yourself From Fraud Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Protect Your Personal Information Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1 Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Be Careful When Using the Internet

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1 Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Credit and Debit CardsUse a credit card instead of a debit card for online purchases!

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1

What could Lucy have done to minimize her risk?

Mail her documents from a secure post office locationUse a PIN number that is not easy to guessShred documents that contain personal informationUse secure websites and computersUse privacy settings on social networking sitesNever give personal information out via email Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Fraud Protection ServicesCompanies may offer various types of services including:You are your best advocate!Closely evaluate services to know what is covered, fees and company reputation

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Recognize Fraud EarlyCould Lucy have recognized the theft earlier?

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1If You Are a VictimThe Stop Fraud website will tell you which agency to report to and provide specific tips depending on the type of fraud

What steps should Lucy take?

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Most Common Government Protection Agencies Protects the public healthRegulates interstate and international communicationMakes markets for consumer financial products and services work for AmericansPrevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive or unfair to consumers Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Most Common Government Protection Agencies Protects the United States and its citizensEnforce tax lawsProtect investors and maintain fair, orderly and efficient financial markets Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Solve the MysteryAnswer Questions Correctly to Earn Clues!

Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1Who is Lucys Scammer? Act 3

Make Your Guess!

Professor PlumSearched Lucys online banking websiteMrs. WhiteSearched through Lucys discarded mailMrs. PeacockGuessed Lucys PIN numberColonel MustardSearched through Lucys outgoing mail Take Charge Today August 2013 Protecting Yourself From Fraud Slide #Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona2.6.4.G1

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