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S1 E4 | Don't get cyber-jacked!


I bet you've heard stories about identity theft.  You may even know someone who's been an unfortunate victim. 

But are you aware of the sneaky tactics that cybercriminals are using to get at your information? And do you know the steps you can take to avoid it?

Join us as we discuss juice-jacking and social media account takeovers.

They're just two of the tactics thieves use to uncover our private information. Be sure to listen and share with family and friends to keep them safe too.

In this episode you'll learn: 

  • Surprising statistics about social media takeovers that lead to identity theft (it's staggering)
  • How a man was homeless for over 19 months because his identity was stolen
  • Why plugging your device into a public charging station can lead to juice-jacking (aka stealing your data)
  • What criminals can see when they gain access to your device, as uncovered in a TV news story
  • Tips to protect your data and how to report identity theft 

Thank you for listening!

Remember, it only takes simple steps to be cyber fit!


Call to Action:

Wondering what to do if you become a victim of identity theft? Review our Cybercrime Reporting Help Guide for guidance.


Mentioned in this episode:

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) 2022 Consumer Impact Report

Juice-Jacking: Why you should avoid public charging stations (NBC News story)