Identity Theft What You Need to Know. Learning Goals. Define Identity Theft Learn how your identity is stolen Learn how you become a victim Learn what to do if you become a victim Learn ID Theft prevention tips Learn available resources. Do You…. Have a checking account?
s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. If fraud totals over $75,000, it’s a felony of the second degree.
“Your employer and financial institution will likely need your SSN for wage and tax reporting purposes. Other businesses may ask you for your SSN to do a credit check, like when you apply for a loan, rent anapartment, or sign up for utilities. Sometimes, however, they simply want your SSN for general record keeping. You don’t have to give a business your SSN just because they ask for it. If someone asks for your SSN, ask the following questions:
PO Box 219297
Houston, TX 77218-9297
You can contact all four companies and stop them from selling your credit info by calling one toll free number:
1 888-567-8688, 24 hrs a day
For a free copy of this Booklet go to the Federal Trade Commission website and download a copy.