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Jefson, Cristy A. – Journal of School Health, 2007
Identity theft is the fastest growing white-collar crime in America, increasing 40% annually. Identity theft occurs when personal-identifying information, such as a social security number, date of birth, or address, is used to commit fraud. From January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2005, 255,565 people in the United States were victims of identity…
Descriptors: Identification, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Health Education
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Kaufman, Ari B. – College and University, 2012
As an associate registrar at Berklee College of Music, the author is responsible for ensuring the College's compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). In 2009 he was asked to be part of a team charged with assessing Berklee's conformity with a soon-to-be-enacted state regulation. The Massachusetts Department of…
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Regulation, Privacy, Identification
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Cianciolo, Patricia K.; Henderson, Tammy L. – Educational Gerontology, 2003
Describes modules on Social Security and Medicare for gerontology policy courses. Discusses collaborative exercises in which students explore Internet resources on Social Security and health care finance, identity major concerns about reforms, and enact scenarios about retirees with varying degrees of income and health care security. (Contains 33…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Cooperative Learning, Gerontology, Higher Education
Goldsborough, Reid – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
Identity theft via bogus e-mail links, or "phishing," is escalating, with criminals becoming ever more brazen and sophisticated in their online schemes to trick people into revealing their personal information. People do get scammed. Phishing messages that appear to be sent by trusted companies dupe 3 percent of the people who receive…
Descriptors: Credit (Finance), Internet, Computer Security, Crime Prevention
Foster, Andrea L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Patrick A. Grant was stolen in April. A thief walked away with a laptop containing the University of Virginia biochemist's name and Social Security number, as well as those of more than 7,000 other professors, staff members, and students. The machine belonged to a university employee who had taken it off campus--and then it was simply taken. The…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Computer Security, Crime
Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne (Australia). – 1984
Fourth in a series of volumes containing the proceedings of the 1983 Australian Family Research Conference, this publication deals with policies and families in Australia. Papers and authors included are: "Improving Social Security Programs: Some Options and Barriers" (Andrew Burbidge), "Single Parent Families and Social Policies:…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Day Care, Decision Making