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Online Identity Theft

ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT O1001011O1OIOIO OIO1100O11OIIOI II0010100OOI01 OIOIIOOIOIOIIIC 10OIJOI00OOIC OLOOIOJIOOIOIC IDENTITY THEFT INCLUDES ONE OR MORE OF THREE TYPES OF INCIDENTS Unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account. Unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to Misuse of personal information for a fraudulent purpose. open a new account. 11,571,900 average number of US identity fraud victims Children are being targeted for identity theft 35 times * more often than adults. 10.7% of children are victims of identity theft Total financial loss attributed to identity theft in 2013 $21 billion 24 US households reported some type of 7% identity fraud in 2013. IN 2013, AN ESTIMATED 7.7 million 7.5 million BANK reported the fraudulent of a bank account such as a debit, checking or savings account. people reported the fraudulent use 100 of a credit card. The most common way victims discovered the identity theft in 2012 was when a financial institution contacted them about suspicious activity on an account. 9 out of 10 did not know anything about the identity of the offender. About 2 out of 3 victims did not know how the offender obtained their information Victims who had personal information, such as a social security number misused, were more likely to experience financial, legal or other problems as a result of the incident than other types of identity theft victims. 7% of victims who experienced the fraudulent use of personal information to create a new account reported significant problems at work or school 75,000 10% Persons in households with of identity theft victims spent more than a month clearing up associated problems. annual incomes of $75,000 or more were the most likely to experience identity theft. STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOU & YOUR CHILDREN FROM ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT Establish Family Rules for Internet Use Protect your social security number Double check the web addresses you type in Use strong Check your credit regularly Check your credit passwords card statements * uknowkids For more information about how to protect your children online, visit SOURCES: Statistic Brain | Bureau of Justice 1234 0001 0020 1032 (F)

Online Identity Theft

shared by uknowkids on Sep 17
Children need protection from identity theft even more than adults do. Did you know that 7% of all US households reported some type of identity fraud in 2013? What about that $21 billion in financial ...


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