Identity Theft: What to Do If Your Personal Information Has Been Compromised

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Click through for the steps you should take if your personal information has been compromised, as outlined by OnGuard Online.

Topics : Symantec, Spyware, Supercomputing, HIPAA, Privacy

The bottom line for online threats like phishing, spyware, and hackers is identity theft. ID theft occurs when someone uses your name, Social Security number, credit card number or other personal information without your permission to commit fraud or other crimes. That's why it's important for your users to protect their personal information. To find out how to deter and detect identity theft, visit ftc.gov/idtheft.

If personal information is accidentally disclosed or deliberately stolen, taking certain steps quickly can minimize the potential for the theft of identity. OnGuard Online has provided the following tips you can share with your users to help them limit the damage done when personal data has been exposed.

 

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