How to protect your identity
Don’t get hacked workshop – how to protect your identity and data
Lead an interactive workshop that walks patrons through how to protect their personal information, the protections they have when they use their credit and debit cards, steps to take if they suspect their information was hacked, warning signs of identity theft, and how to recover from identity theft. In today’s high-tech world, information can be more valuable than cash. So how can you protect your information online or at the cash register? What protections do you have? How can you spot ID theft quickly when it happens? And, how do you fix it? You can narrow in on a few of these topics, or conduct a series of workshops that dive a little deeper into each issue.
- Local law enforcement antifraud units.
- Cooperative Extension System
- Community college or local university computer science experts can discuss password and home network security.
- Watch accounts closely when account data is hacked and report suspicious charges
- Four steps you can take if you think your credit or debit card data was hacked
- Identity Theft: What to Know, What to Do (available for bulk order)
- Child Identity Theft: What to know, what to do
- Recovering from Identity Theft: What to Do, What to Know
- Equifax: 1-800-685-1111 or?www.equifax.com . To place a fraud alert on your credit report, call 1-888-766-0008.
- Experian: 1-888-397-3742 or?www.experian.com .
- TransUnion: 1-877-322-8228 or?www.transunion.com . To place a fraud alert on your credit report, call 1-800-680-7289.