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Identity Theft

TermDefinition
Spyware software that enables a user to obtain hidden information about another's computer activities
Dumpster Diving technique used to retrieve information that could be used to connect with computer networks
Firewall system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network
Forgery action of faking the production of the copy of a document
Fraud criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain
Identity Theft use of someone else's identity, usually as a method to gain a financial advantage or obtain credit and other benefits in the other person's name
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computer can act as a server for the others, allowing shared access to files and peripherals without the need for a central server
Phishing fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies
Shoulder Surfing the practice of spying on user at an ATM or computer to obtain their personal information
Snail Mail ordinary postal system as opposed to email
Scams a dishonest scheme
Anti-Virus Software type of program designed and developed to protect computers from malware
Better Business Bureau nongovernmental organization designed to enhance marketplace trust
Federal Trade Commission a federal agency that administers antitrust and consumer protection legislation
Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian Credit Bureaus that track history information from borrowers in order to generate credit reports and credit scores
Internal Revenue Service U.S. government agency responsible for the collection of taxes and enforcement of tax laws
Solicitations the act of asking for or trying to obtain something from someone
Spam electronic junk mail or junk newsgroup postings
Created by: smonroy21
 

 



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