Identity Theft

Identity theft is a term used to refer to a crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.

Unlike your fingerprints, which are unique to you and cannot be given to someone else for their use, your personal data ­- especially your Social Security number, your bank account or credit card number, your telephone calling card number, and other valuable identifying data ­ can be used, if they fall into the wrong hands, to personally profit at your expense.

This educational session will help you understand identity theft, the various kinds or theft, and ways to protect your identity.  We will also discuss what to do if you become a victim of identity theft.