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Understand your Current Level of Exposure to Identity Theft
Try the EMC Identity Risk Calculator to find out your personal identity risk score and get practical tips on how you can keep your online identity protected.
Answer ten questions about your online activities to calculate your personal identity risk score. Discover how your online activities - from banking and shopping to the types of social networking sites you visit - may potentially make you more vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.
EMC provides this Online Identity Risk Calculator (the "Game") on an "as is" basis. EMC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO ANY INFORMATION, RESULTS AND/OR STATEMENT IN ANY PORTION OF THE GAME.
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How often do you access your online banking account?
How often do you purchase online?
How many email accounts do you have and access on a regular basis?
How many social networking sites do you use on a regular basis?
How many applications have you downloaded to your mobile device in the last year?
How many times have you visited an online gaming site in the last year?
How many times have you entered a contest or sweepstakes or signed up to receive free coupons and discounts online in the last year?
How many times have you been infected with a Trojan or virus in the last year?
How often do you update your antivirus software?
How often do you check your credit report?
Score 0-30 Low Risk
Your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud is low, but with the number of identity theft incidences having increased by *244% over the last four years, it is wise to stay vigilant. See Helpful Hints section for some simple, practice steps to ensure your online identity remains protected.
* Source: Finextra 16/05/2011
Score 31-65 Medium Risk
Your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud is average. Typically, it takes six months / 200 hours or individual consumers to recover from identity theft. See Helpful Hints section for some simple, practical steps to ensure your online identity remains protected.
Score 66-100 High Risk
Your risk of becoming a victim of identity theft and fraud is high. The types of activities you do online makes you more likely to become a target of identity theft. In 2011, $1.3B was lost globally to online phishing attacks alone. Education and vigilance are critical to avoid being scammed by cybercriminals. See Helpful Hints section for some simple, practical steps to ensure your online identity remains protected.
Keep a Clean Machine: Having the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defenses against viruses, malware, and other online threats.
Be Web Wise: Think before you act. Be wary of communications that implores you to act immediately offers something that sounds too good to be true or asks for personal information.
When in Doubt, Throw it Out: Links in email, tweets, posts and online advertising are often the way cybercriminals compromise your computer. If it looks suspicious, even if you know the source it's best to delete or if appropriate marks as junk email.