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Tip of the Week:

Identity Thieves Often Use Phishing Techniques. Protect Yourself By Keeping Your Personal Information to Yourself.

Phishers will often attempt to gain information from you under false pretenses so that they can steal your identity. As an example, they might claim to be from your ISP and ask you for your PIN or your mother's maiden name to verify your account. If you respond, they will then have some of the information they need to get into your  accounts. Protect yourself by never giving out personally identifiable information over the phone, through email or through instant messenger.

Check out these tips for detecting phishing emails


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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