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DETER, DETECT AND DEFEND
A 10-minute educational video that provides an overview of identity theft and outlines the steps consumers can take to deter, detect, and defend against identity theft.
AVOIDING PHISHING ATTACKS AND ID THEFT
Criminals are using many ways to commit identity theft or internet fraud. The methods used by these criminals can vary from a simple email sent to thousands or millions of email addresses requesting personal information, to sophisticated software (malware) loaded onto your PC without your knowledge through email attachments/links, or by clicking on a link from an infected website you visit.
Criminals are also moving to social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.
You can help to avoid becoming a victim by following these steps: