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Life Skills

Identity Theft and Online Safety

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's personal identifying information, like their name, identifying number, or credit card number, without their permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. 

Tips to protect your identity

  • Create strong passwords for online logins 
  • Check your credit report monthly 
  • Secure all devices that contain your personal information 
  • Update your passwords every couple of months  
  • Keep your SSN card in a private and safe place  
  • Never share any personal information with any strangers 

For more information on Identity Theft and Online Safety visit NCCIC

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