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Protect yourself from phishing

Media headlines and warnings from UFIT professionals regularly remind us identity theft is happening daily—and affecting many Floridians. Recently published statistics revealed that in 2012, Florida residents experienced more identity theft than residents of any other U.S. state.

We all know identity theft can come in the form of stolen credit card information, but did you know some criminals commit identity theft to avoid arrest and capture by law enforcement? Some may steal personal information to use someone’s medical insurance, while others file fraudulent tax returns to illegally obtain tax refunds.

To help you protect your personal information, the UF Privacy Office has created a quick online training, “Preventing Identity Theft,” available through its website. Be sure to take a few minutes to discover how best to protect your information.

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Published: February 1st, 2014

Category: Memoranda