Quiz

  1. There are only a few thousand people in the U.S. who have problems with identity theft every year.
    1. True
    2. False

  2. Identity theft includes when someone steals your personal information and pretends they are you so they can get credit, spend money, etc.
    1. True
    2. False

  3. There are only a couple ways that people can steal your information.
    1. True
    2. False

  4. If someone steals your purse or wallet and then uses your credit cards, it is a form of identity theft.
    1. True
    2. False

  5. When someone goes through your garbage to try and find your information, it is called "dumpster diving".
    1. True
    2. False

  6. If someone uses a fake e-mail or website to try and get you to send them your information, it's called "fishing".
    1. True
    2. False

  7. Pay Pal is a common way to pay bills using the computer.
    1. True
    2. False

  8. You should always click on the link in an e-mail that says it is from your bank and asks you to put in your account information.
    1. True
    2. False

  9. When you give your credit card for a legitimate transaction, it's possible that someone will steal your credit card number.
    1. True
    2. False

  10. If someone opens an account in your name with a different address, it can go on your credit record even if it isn't your account.
    1. True
    2. False

  11. You should always carry your social security card with you in case you need it.
    1. True
    2. False

  12. Using a paper shredder is a good way to destroy papers with your information on them.
    1. True
    2. False

  13. There are two major credit bureaus.
    1. True
    2. False

  14. You can get a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every four months.
    1. True
    2. False

  15. If someone from your bank calls and asks for your account number and personal information, you should feel safe in giving it to them.
    1. True
    2. False

  16. In a URL, https is more secure than http.
    1. True
    2. False

  17. Your password should be something you can remember easily, like 12345 or your birthday.
    1. True
    2. False

  18. If you keep a list of what's in your wallet, it will be easier to remember who you have to call in case you lose your wallet or it gets stolen.
    1. True
    2. False

  19. If you think your identity has been stolen, you can wait a few weeks to make sure before you tell anyone.
    1. True
    2. False

  20. If a credit card company calls you to make sure you made a purchase they are checking on, they will always ask you to verify your account.
    1. True
    2. False