Monday April 3, 2017

Don’t Be Fooled - Protect Your Identity

Some tricks are kinda funny (like making a fake sundae out of mashed potatoes), but identity theft is no laughing matter. Around tax time, there’s an added incentive to scammers, too - with enough personal information, they can redirect your refund check. (Sadly, there are no outstanding scams attempting to *pay* your tax bill. Sorry).This month we’ll review some precautions you can take to avoid being fooled by scammers this April (and, you know, during other months, too). The good folks at Educause have done the heavy lifting for us -- below you’ll find their sage advice for protecting yourself from identify theft. It may look familiar (we’ve mentioned some of this before), but good tips bear repeating.

Man with thought bubble that says: As a young child, my Mother told me I could be anyone I wanted to be. Well it turns out, the police call this 'identity theft.'

And if you suspect you’ve been a victim of identity theft (whoops), watch this short video:

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