In the "All About You" feature, you learned about the dangers of identity theft . To protect yourself from identity th
In the "All About You" feature, you learned about the dangers of identity theft . To protect yourself from identity theft , you should understand how it can happen and learn what you can do to prevent it.
(a) Go to the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services, Consumer Protection website at www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/
en/pages/default.aspx and click on "Identity Theft ." What is identity theft? Identify the key types of information that thieves use.
(b) On the same web page as in part (a), click on "How Can an Identity Thief Get Your Personal Information?" Identify how identity thieves can get your personal information.
(c) On the same web page as in part (a), click on "How Do I Know If My Identity Has Been Stolen?" What are some of the signs that may indicate that your identity has been stolen?
(d) Just as a business should implement internal control systems to protect its assets, an individual should also implement controls to prevent and recognize identity theft. On the same web page as in part (a), click on "How To Reduce Your Risk In the Marketplace and Online?"
1. Identify the physical and IT controls that can be implemented to safeguard your identity.
2. Identify the checks that you can do to recognize identity theft and prevent it from continuing?