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Identity Theft: Definition & Protection

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What is identity theft?

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1. What can you do to protect yourself when you go on vacation?

2. Who should you call if you suspect someone has submitted a false change-of-address form with the post office in your name?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Identity theft most often occurs when there is money involved, such as a credit card or bank account. There are, however, many ways someone can use your identity for personal gain. This assessment will help you gauge your understanding of this crime with questions about spotting questionable situations and prevention tips.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will help you determine your understanding of identity theft, including:

  • Protecting personal information
  • Steps to take if identity is at risk
  • Definition of identity theft

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on identity theft
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding identity theft prevention and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what to do if your mail is at risk

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, review the lesson titled Identity Theft: Definition & Protection. This lesson goes into more detail on the subject, including:

  • Examples of potentially dangerous situations
  • Tips protecting your identity online
  • Businesses to contact if your information has been stolen
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