Did you know that identity theft related tax fraud is the top tax-related scam in the country? Check out this article in the Tampa Bay Times to learn more about how people can protect themselves. How do you think identity thieves obtained the information? What are the potential consequences of identity theft for the victim? How can a person reduce the risk of identity theft?
SS.8.FL.6.7 Evaluate social networking sites and other online activity from the perspective of making individuals vulnerable to harm caused by identity theft or misuse of their personal information.
SS.912.FL.6.9 Explain that loss of assets, wealth, and future opportunities can occur if an individual’s personal information is obtained by others through identity theft and then used fraudulently, and that by managing their personal information and choosing the environment in which it is revealed, individuals can accept, reduce, and insure against the risk of loss due to identity theft.
Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.