Preventing Identity Theft
Location: Online Webcast
Participants will learn how to define identity theft, employ steps to avoid identity theft, develop awareness of specific identity theft crimes, and learn exactly what to do should they find themselves a victim of identity theft. Interactive exercises and thought-provoking questions will stimulate participants to adopt and maintain habits to improve the security of their personal finances.
Course materials and instructions will be emailed to all registered members 1-2 days before the date of the class.
- Define identity theft, who commits the crime, its victims, and its cost to consumers
- Identify types and methods of identity theft, including “phishing,” and other scams
- Employ simple and effective security habits to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of identity theft
- Compare the difference between security freezes, credit locks, and fraud alerts
- Develop awareness about areas left open to identity thieves
- Prepare to question those who may request private information about you
- Design a plan and know exactly what to do and who to contact should you find yourself a victim of identity theft
- Evaluate whether you should buy insurance or sign up for other services designed to protect against identity theft
How to Register:
County & Court Employees: Register on LMS via OKTA. This class can count toward your annual 20-hour training target!
Mosquito District & Library Employees: Register on LMS here. If you do not have access or experience any issues, email email@example.com with the name and date of the class that you would like to attend.