How to Protect Yourself Against Credit Fraud and Identity Theft Online

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! This #CreditChat will highlight the importance of protecting yourself from credit fraud and online identity theft.

Topic: How to Protect Yourself Against Credit Fraud and Identity Theft Online

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where:Join thelive hashtag discussion

The panel will include the Identity Theft Resource Center: the only U.S. nonprofit providing assistance for identity theft; National Cybersecurity Alliance: a nonprofit that empowers people to use technology safely and securely, and co-leader Cybersecurity Awareness Month;Jeanne Kelly:Credit expert, identity theft expert, speaker and founder; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq:Founder and Managing Director ofTayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne,P.C.);Beverly Harzog:Credit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Rod Griffin:Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian andChristina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:

1. Why is cybersecurity awareness important?

2. What are some common forms of cybersecurity attacks?

3. How can you stay up to date on trends in cybersecurity?

4. What are some signs that you have been the victim of a cybersecurity attack?

5. What devices are targeted by fraudsters and how?

6. What are some steps individuals can take to protect themselves cybersecurity attacks?

7. How can businesses, organizations and non-profits prevent cybersecurity attacks?

8. What are some signs that you were the victim of credit fraud as the result of a cybersecurity attack?

9. What are some best practices for monitoring for credit fraud?

10. What action can you take if you were the victim of credit fraud?

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