About This Course

Identity theft is not a new crime, it is probably as old as crime itself, it was until not so long ago known as impersonation.

At the present moment it is estimated that one in four will be a victim of identity theft in the next twelve months and an estimated five hundred percent increase will occur in growth annually.

The results of identity theft can be devastating for the victim. We tend to think of financial loss when we think of becoming a victim of this crime; this though is only part of the many problems that may come about.

This course aims to make the student aware of the different types of identity theft that are currently employed as well as how to identity the signs of identity theft and ways and means of reducing the risk of identity theft.

Syllabus

Introduction

  • Data gathering
  • Types of identity theft

Fighting back

  • Creating strong pins
  • Bank accounts and online banking

Means of identification

  • Protecting your identification
  • Signs of being a victim
  • Steps to follow if you are a victim
  • Useful contacts

Computer and Internet fraud

  • How to protect yourself online
  • E-mail accounts
  • Online ”scams”

Accreditation

This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

 

Assessment

At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

Course Outcomes

Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

A Diploma issued by Online Academies

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