IDENTITY THEFT INFO

VIDEO:

Identity Theft
How to Protect Your Credit, Your Money,
and Your Good Name

Identity theft has been called "the fastest growing crime in history." Now you can teach your audience how identity thieves work and how to avoid being victimized. The video offers three case re-enactments that illustrate some of the most common ways criminals use personal, customer, and employee information to drain bank accounts, max out credit cards, and ruin the credit and reputations of innocent individuals and businesses.

What this program teaches

  • What is identity theft, who commits these crimes, and why
  • Who gets targeted for theft
  • What it is they seek: social security numbers, bank and credit card numbers, canceled checks, and more
  • How they obtain the information
  • How it affects all of us
  • What we all can do to prevent it
  • How and when to involve law enforcement

How to use this program

  • Orient police officers to this crime phenomenon, which has become an epidemic.
  • Show IDENTITY THEFT to neighborhood watch groups, senior citizen clubs, church groups, businesses, professional organizations, etc.
  • Show the video to senior management teams to help companies begin to address this problem.
  • Invite civic organizations (Rotary, Soroptimists, etc.) to show the program—and to the community as a public service.
  • Use the video together with the CPR Productivity Pack (included at no additional charge) to attract interest and increase participation. Includes press release, publicity flyer, instructor’s guide, audience handout, and Internet Resource Guide.
  • Highlight just one case or use them all—modular format allows you flexibility!
  • Loan IDENTITY THEFT to individuals and groups—it’s a stand-alone educational tool that can be used by anyone anywhere.
  • Sponsor community panels and forums, with IDENTITY THEFT video as a highlight.
  • Broadcast IDENTITY THEFT on community cable access.

Some of the prevention strategies discussed in this program
Individuals:

  • When it’s okay to reveal personal information

  • How to dispose of financial records

  • How to use ATMs safely

  • Taking precautions on the Internet

  • Checking your credit report

  • Safe use of credit cards

  • How to secure your mail

  • And MORE!

Companies:

  • Securing files

  • How to involve local police

  • Limiting access to sensitive computer data

  • Personnel procedures: background checks

  • Password protection and policy

  • Use of temporary services, subcontractors

  • Safe disposal of records

  • And MORE!

Length of the Program:
27 minutes

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