Who do I contact if my identity has been stolen?
You can call the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-or TDD at 1- or online at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft to report identity theft.
How do you maintain your personal identity from online identity?
How can I protect my identity online?
- Protect your computer and smartphone with strong, up-to-date security software.
- Learn to spot spam and scams.
- Use strong passwords.
- Monitor your credit scores.
- Review your credit score.
- Freeze your credit.
- Only use reputable websites when making purchases.
- Stay alert.
What do identity thieves need?
How your name and address can lead to identity theft. Identity thieves are always on the lookout for personally identifiable information, or PII, that they can use to start piecing together a person’s financial world. This can include details like Social Security number, birthdate, or name and address.
What are the 2 forms of identity theft?
The Many Different Forms of Identity Theft
- Account Takeover Fraud.
- Debit Card Fraud or Credit Card Fraud.
- Driver’s License Identity Theft.
- Mail Identity Theft.
- Online Shopping Fraud.
- Social Security Number Identity Theft.
- Senior Identity Theft and Scams.
- Child Identity Theft.
What are the differences between online identity and real identity?
Your online identity is not the same as your real-world identity because the characteristics you represent online differ from the characteristics you represent in the physical world. Neither one has your full identity, even if they were to put together your partial identities.
What is meant by an online identity?
Internet identity (IID), also online identity or internet persona, is a social identity that an Internet user establishes in online communities and websites. It can also be considered as an actively constructed presentation of oneself. Some can even be deceptive about their identity.