preventing identity theft

Emergency Contact Information

To report an emergency, dial 612.343.4444 or x4444 from any campus phone.

For non-emergency calls, dial 612.343.4445 or x4445 from any campus phone. 

 

Preventing Identity Theft

According to the Federal Trade Commission, thieves may try to get your personal information via several different methods including: rummaging through garbage and trash; sending emails the request personal information be sent back in return; pretend to work for legitimate companies; using language that makes it sound like you must give them personal information otherwise something bad will happen to you; of phone calls. Here are some simple and quick valuable tips on how to protect your identity:

  • Don't use the same password or PIN for every online account. Consider using a password database such as KeePass to store user names and passwords. More information about KeePass can be found here: http://keepass.info/ 

  • Shred all mail that contains personal information. 

  • Be an aware online shopper. Ensure online shopping websites have begin with 'https', with the 's' being the key letter. 

  • Keep social security card in a security location - don't store in wallet or purse. 

  • Never respond to emails that has for personal information such as name, address, phone number, social security number, etc. 

  • Regulary check credit reports annually by gonig to https://www.annualcreditreport.com/

  • Report any suspicious activity to the North Central University Campus Safety and Security Department by calling 612.343.4444 or x4444 from any campus phone.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, there are several clused that someone has stolen your personal information. Some of those clues include:

  • Withdrawals from your bank account that you cannot explain.

  • You don't get your bills or other mail.

  • Merchants refuse your checks.

  • Debt collectors call you about debts that are not yours. 

  • You find unfamiliar accounts or charges on your credit report.

  • Medical providers bill you for services you didn't use.

  • The IRS notifies you that more than one tax return was filed in your name, or that you have income from an employer you don't work for.

  • You get notice that your information was compromised by a data breach at a company where you do business or have an account.

  • Report any suspicious activity to the North Central University Campus Safety and Security Department by calling 612.343.4444 or x4444 from any campus phone.

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Belongings. Crime Prevention is everyone’s responsibility. Together, can we keep North Central University a safe campus.