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  1. Identity Theft

  2. Outline • Definitions • Methods used • Ways to prevent • What if it happens • US Laws on Identity Theft and Privacy • Organization that help

  3. What is Identity Theft • Fastest growing crime in America • Affect everyone regardless of age, gender race, or status • Almost 10 million American victimized last year • 41% increase over the last year • Cost to the economy $53 Billion

  4. What is Identity Theft (Cont.) Two classes of crime related to identify theft • Account takeover • Thief acquires person’s existing credit • Used to purchase products and services • Victim discovers on monthly statement • Identity theft (Application fraud / true name fraud) • Thief uses SSN etc. to open new accounts • Used to purchase products and services • Victim unaware for extended periods of time

  5. Methods Used • Dumpster diving • Stealing mail • Fraudulent access of credit files • Work place access • Shoulder surfing at ATM, phone booths • Personal data from online sources

  6. Three most important things • Carefully check your credit report twice a year • Sign-up for credit monitoring service • Regularly check your public records • Government Records • Google search

  7. Sources of Risk • Know your personal information • Personal Identification y Number (e.g., USA SSN) • Driver’s license • Credit cards • Bank account • Mothers maiden name • Address and phone number • Anything else that helps impersonate you

  8. Key Elements • Personal Identifier (SSN) is the key to many accounts • Release SSN only when necessary • Do not carry SSN card in your wallet • Avoid putting SSN on checks and drivers license • Don’t allow merchants to add it to checks by hand • If asked for SSN, ask if there is an alternative • If government asks, look for privacy notice • Don’t use it for PINs and Passwords

  9. Things You Can Do • Remove your name from marketing lists of the three main credit bureaus Equifax, Experian, Trans Union by calling (800) 5-OPTOUT • Limit pre-approved credit offers • If tossed into garbage – gold mine for ID theft • Install a locked mailbox at your home • Limit postal theft

  10. Things You Can Do (Cont.) • Use SSL or other encryption when shopping on-line (www) • Phone calls • Never give SSN, Credit card number, personal data over the phone. • Scams - Today is your lucky day • Document Storage • Store personal information security in your home (safe)

  11. Make Your Data Secure • Encrypt electronic data when possible • Shred or otherwise destroy paper copies • When shopping – take credit card receipts • Never toss them in public trash cans • Carry receipts in wallet not the bag • Avoid business that are careless with your data • Avoid using credit cards where the risk is high • Some web sites

  12. If It Happens • Act quickly • Assess the situation • Trace the problem • Call the credit card company or credit bureau • They will have a fraud department to advise you

  13. If It Happens (Cont.) • Log all conversations • Credit card companies • Law enforcement • Include dates, names and phone number • Note time spent and expenses incurred • Send critical correspondence by certified mail with return receipt requested.

  14. If It Happens (Cont.) • Ask credit bureaus for names of credit grantors of fraudulent accounts • Ask, in writing, to remove inquiries generated due to fraud • Get copy of credit report every few months for the next year • Contact, in writing and via phone, all creditors involved in fraud • Get replacement credit cards

  15. If It Happens (Cont.) • Report crime to your local police • Contact the passport office • May need legal help, consumer law if: • Debtors won’t respond • Credit bureaus will not help • Contact bank • Stolen check, fraudulent bank accounts • Post office • If thief has filed change of address form

  16. U.S. Laws and Regulations • 18 U.S.C. 1028 "The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998" • State Laws: http://www.lawresearch.com/private/identitytheft-State-Law.htm • California: Civil Code 1798.29 –Residents Civil Code 1798.82 – Business • Requires reporting database break-ins

  17. In Short • Know you are at risk • Take positive actions to prevent identity theft • If it happens, act quickly • Know your rights • Document your steps

  18. Additional Resources • http://identitytheft911.com • http://www.privacyrights.org • http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/idtheft.html • http://www.identitytheft.org/ • http://www.idtheftcenter.com/index.shtml

  19. Magazines To Stay Current • SC Magazine: www.scmagazine.com • Disaster Recovery Journal: www.DRJ.com • Information Security www.infosecutitymag.com • Access Control & Security Systems: • www.securitysolutions.com