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identity theft

Friday

15

October 2010

Teen Online and Computer Safety

by At-Risk.org Staff, on at risk youth, identity theft, spyware, teen computer safety, teen internet safety, Teen Online and Computer Safety, teen online safety

We are all aware of the privacy issues that come with using a computer and internet, but our teens mostly aren’t. Even though they are more tech savvy than we are they seem to act on impulse and forget about the ground rules of safety when it comes to using the internet. There are two types of safety issues regarding internet use, the computer safety where your computer…

Thursday

21

January 2010

Understanding identity theft and how to avoid it

by At-Risk.org Staff, on business, check, computer, credit, fraud, identity, identity theft, mail, mailbox, Money, password, personal, personal info, search, steal, transactions, understanding identity theft

According to the FTC, identity theft is basically fraud whereby a person pretends to be someone else so that he/she can steal money or get other benefits. In the United States alone, over 9 million people have their identities stolen each year. The term ‘identity theft’ was first used in 1964. Although there are many laws aimed at reducing cases of identity theft, there is a lot of money…