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Identity Theft

TermDefinition
Spyware software that enables a user to obtain covert information about another's computer activities by transmitting data covertly from their hard drive
Dumpster Diving a technique used to retrieve information that could be used to carry out an attack on a computer network
Firewall a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outward communication
Forgery the action of producing a copy of a document or signature
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
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or workloads between peers
Phishing the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information
Shoulder Surfing the practice of spying on the user of an ATM
Snail Mail the ordinary postal system as opposed to email
Scams a dishonest scheme; a fraud
Anti-Virus Software developed to detect and remove computer viruses
Better Business Bureau a private nonprofit organization that receives consumer complaints and rates the performance and reliability of businesses based on a number of criteria
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
Equifax a consumer credit reporting agency
TransUnion a consumer credit reporting agency
Experian a consumer credit reporting agency
Internal Revenue Service 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
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
Created by: kfrost18