Group 5 panels

Section 3 // 9:30 a.m. // #catphish/ing

Panel members:  Gia, Nicole, Briana

Hashtag: #catphish/ing

Twitter questions:

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?


Counter-technology: How to spot a catphish

Section 4 // 12:30 p.m. // #OnlineIdentityTheft

Panel members:  Jade Pinto, Alexis Esposito, Domenica DeSorte, Jennifer Placendo

Hashtag: #OnlineIdentityTheft

Twitter questions:

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?



  • 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.