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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.

 

Presenters

  • Local law enforcement antifraud units. 
  • Cooperative Extension System 
  • Community college or local university computer science experts can discuss password and home network security.

             

Online resources

          

  • Equifax: 1-800-685-1111 or?www.equifax.com . To place a fraud alert on your credit report, call 1-888-766-0008.

       

 

  • TransUnion: 1-877-322-8228 or?www.transunion.com . To place a fraud alert on your credit report, call 1-800-680-7289.

 

 

AnnualCreditReport.com

3 Free Credit Reports Per Year: How to Get Free Copies

www.annualcreditreport.com

The three free credit reports consumers may request per year provide important information and a means to help consumers protect against identity fraud. The information contained is invaluable. As a consumer; you may request a free copy of your credit report from each of the three national credit bureaus every twelve months. Accessing and reviewing your credit reports from each of the three bureaus annually helps you ensure the accuracy of the information. It also allows you to monitor your account history to protect against identity theft.

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