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Identity theft terms

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Anti-Virus Software designed to detect and destroy computer viruses.
Better Business Bureau (BBB), founded in 1912, is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing marketplace trust
Dumpster Diving dumpster diving is a technique used to retrieve information that could be used to carry out an attack on a computer network.
Equifax Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency in the United States, considered one of the three largest American credit agencies along with Experian and TransUnion.
Experian Experian plc is a global information services group with operations in 40 countries
Federal Trade Commission a federal agency, established in 1914, that administers antitrust and consumer protection legislation in pursuit of free and fair competition in the marketplace.
Firewall a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outward communication
Forgery the action of forging or producing a copy of a document, signature, banknote, or work of art.
Fraud wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.
Identity Theft the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person's private identifying information, usually for financial gain.
Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a bureau of the Department of Treasury that is tasked with the enforcement of income tax laws and oversees the collection of federal income taxes.
Peer-To-Peer denoting or relating to computer networks in which each computer can act as a server for the others, allowing shared access to files and peripherals without the need for a central server
Phishing the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers
Scams dishonest scheme; a fraud.
Shoulder Surfing the practice of spying on the user of an ATM, computer, or other electronic device in order to obtain their personal access information.
Snail Mail the ordinary postal system as opposed to email.
Solicitations the act of asking for or trying to obtain something from someone
Spam irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of recipients
Spyware software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive.
TransUnion is an American company that provides credit information and information management services to approximately 45,000 businesses and approximately 500 million consumers worldwide in 33 countries
Created by: victoria75