Financial Management Series - Money Sense

November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Catherine Parks - Pension & Benefits Office


Identity theft occurs when a criminal learns as much as they can about you and then takes on your identity – usually for financial gain. While it may seem difficult to accomplish this, it is not as hard as it seems say most law enforcement bodies. A simple start may involve going through your trash, opening personal mail or simply finding an old gym membership. Once a piece of information is found the trail continues and as more details are gathered the task becomes easier and easier.

As a result criminals can use almost any piece of information to get started on stealing an identity including:

  • Name, address and telephone number; Mother’s maiden name: City of birth
  • Any picture identification; Social Insurance Number; Etc.

To better protect yourself from identity theft:

  1. Before releasing any personal information verify who the information is for, where they work and how the data will be used
  2. Do not give out any personal information over the telephone or internet without verifying who you are giving it to
  3. Pay attention to your bills: ensure that all charges are accurate; if your statements stop arriving phone the company to see why
  4. Have a list of the contents of your purse or wallet and in the event of theft or loss ensure you notify the parties applicable

Learning objectives

At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the main times when identity theft can occur
  • Learn how to spot if your identity is stolen
  • Exercise key points to prevent your identity from being stolen
  • Take the proper steps if your identity is stolen

Location: Online Webinar
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00p.m.