Fraud takes many shapes and forms, among them corporate fraud, consumer fraud, tax fraud, identity theft and many others.
According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) U.S. consumers lost over $1,480,000,000 ($1.48 BILLION) in fraud last year.
Fraud Awareness Week is a very good time to take a moment or two to refresh your knowledge on your proactive steps to prevent fraud and reactive steps to limit the damage when it happens to you.
We've got you covered with your handy – dandy tool kit.
Feel free to download the toolkit (if you haven't already) and re-watch the video to use them for your advantage. You are welcome to share with friends, family and co-workers.
Fraud Awareness week is also an opportunity to take it a step further and engage your friends, family, peers and co-workers on the importance of fraud prevention for themselves and society as a whole.
Lastly, as we head into the holiday shopping and giving season, I wanted to remind you to stay aware, be vigilant and cautious when it comes to security, giving out information and requests for wiring or donating money.
Criminals are creative and will capitalize given the slightest of opportunity.
However, you have the toolkit and information to be savvy and conscientious of using unique credentials, password managers, shopping at secure sites, being aware of your surroundings and questioning who is really asking for your money.
You've got the knowledge and tactics to protect yourself.
Giving you tools to combat fraud and hackers,
P.S. We have the fraud fighting resources for you;
1) Education VIDEO “The Latest Intelligence on Identity Security and Consumer Privacy”
2) Your tool kit “21 Resources to Combat Identity Fraud” includes proactive tools to prevent identity fraud and reactive tools to act as quickly as possible when you're compromised.