Section 3 // 9:30 a.m. // #catphish/ing
Panel members: Gia, Nicole, Briana
Q1: Have you ever heard of “catfishing” before reading the articles?
Q2: How many of you ever used an online dating app (Tinder, Match, OKcupid, etc)?
Q3: Have you ever came across someone who stole your pictures off of one of you social media accounts and used it as their own?
- “What is catfishing? A brief (and sordid) history” (Washington Post, January 2016)
- “Online identity: is authenticity or anonymity more important?” (The Guardian, April 2012)
Counter-technology: How to spot a catphish
Section 4 // 12:30 p.m. // #OnlineIdentityTheft
Panel members: Jade Pinto, Alexis Esposito, Domenica DeSorte, Jennifer Placendo
Q1: What is online identity theft? Does identity theft only have to do with stealing money or credit?
Q2: Do you currently take any precautions to protect yourself from identity thieves and online fraud? What are they?
Q3: Have you ever purchased anything online? What websites in particular do you use often and trust? What forms of payment do you use?
- “How to protect yourself from Identity Theft” (Consumer Reports, July 2010)
- “Credit Card vs. Debit Card: Which Is Safer Online?” (NerdWallet, Sept 2015)
- “How Do Hackers Get Your Card Number?” (Chron, 2013)
- Never give your Social Security number or other information to strangers who call, text, or send e-mail messages to you, even if they seem legitimate, as with phony “phishing” e-mail that looks like it comes from your bank. And don’t write your Social Security number on checks (except those you send to the IRS), noncredit applications, or other forms.
- Never leave your wallet or purse unattended. Don’t carry your Social Security card, rarely used credit cards, or written PINs or passwords.
- Store financial account statements, medical records, and tax filings in a secure place at home, especially if you let workers or others inside, and shred those documents when you no longer need them.