An In-Depth Look at Identity Theft

Every two seconds, identity theft criminals claim a new victim.1 And approximately one in five adult Americans have personal information stolen or accounts compromised because of their online activities.2

Identity theft and fraud may seem like the inevitable results of living in our digital world — but they don't have to be.

When you enroll in our Identity Theft course, you will receive six weekly emails that may help you protect your identity, recognize common identity theft schemes and walk you through what to do if you're a victim.

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Topics covered in the course include:

Myths about identity theft debunked
Common types of identity theft
How your online activity could cause identity theft
Top scams to be aware of
How to secure your personal information
Tips to help avoid identity theft when you travel
Your kids and identity theft
What to do immediately if you are the victim of identity theft
How to report identity theft
The proactive approach to identity management

1 Pascual, Al. "2015 Identity Fraud Report." Javelin. February 2015.
2 Madden, Mary. "More online Americans say they've experienced a personal data breach." Pew Research Center. April 14, 2014.

This publication is provided as educational material only. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended as legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with an expert and/or lawyer.