Tip of the Week:

Scammers May Target You Through Social Media Accounts. Don't Accept Friend or Connection Requests From Individuals You Don't Know.

Con artists and identity thieves may conduct scams through social media accounts. They may befriend you so that they can get enough information about you to steal your identity. They may even try to access your friend list so that they can attempt to scam your family and friends. To protect yourself from this, always make sure that you know someone before adding them to your social media accounts and make sure any sensitive or identifying information about you is hidden from those not on your friend list.


 

What is Phishing?

According to the Federal Trade Commission, phishing is when “internet fraudsters impersonate a legitimate organization to trick you into giving out your personal information.”

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What is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a situation in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person's identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person's name.

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What is Password Management?

Your password protects you from unwanted access to your accounts. In combination with your userid, your password verifies who you are and also grants you access to protected resources.

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