Identity Theft Awareness

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The course teaches attendees about various kinds of identity theft, ways to protect against identity theft and the impact identity theft can have on its victims. The course also discusses action steps and resources for identity theft victims. (1-hour course)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course attendees will:

  • Understand the history and general awareness of identity theft.
  • Define what identity theft is and the importance of guarding against it.
  • Know strategies to guard against identity theft.
  • Develop a recovery plan.

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Spams and Phishing

Cybercriminals have become savvy in their attempts to lure people in and get you to click on a link or open an attachment.


Online Shopping

There are really simple ways to stay safe while shopping online.


Scams

Learn about some of the most common scams and crimes that UT Police encounters, as well as tips to help prevent you from being victimized.


Identity Theft Awareness Video Playlist

Video 1: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft
Video 2: Avoid Medical Identity Theft by Consumer Reports
Video 3: How to Spot a Phishing Scam
Video 4: Plano Police Safety Minute - Defending Against ID Theft

Institutional Resources

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - provides identity protection services to employees, retirees and their families who are covered under the UT SELECT Medical Plan.

Additional Resources

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Identity Theft
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Tax-Related Identity Theft
Texas Attorney General