Fraud Prevention Tools

The best defense against fraud is education and prevention.  Understanding the current threats and knowing how to protect your personal information will help you stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals.  Take a few minutes to view the short videos on this page. 

Identity Theft:  The illegal use of someone else's personal identifying information (such as a Social Security Number) in order to get money or credit.

Identity Theft

 

Social Media Electronic communication (such as:  Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content.

Social Media

 

Internet Fraud:   The use of Internet services or software with Internet access to defraud victims or to otherwise take advantage of them.   Stealing personal information can lead to identity theft.

Internet Fraud

 

Portable Device:   A handheld computing device (i.e. smartphone, PDA, tablet) that can run various types of application software, known as apps.  Most handheld devices can also be equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS capabilities.

Portable Devices