Is your personal identity at risk? Use the Online Identity Risk Calculator to find out!

Aug 15, 2012 12:18pm


How many times do you access your bank account online? How many email addresses do you own? Do you play online video games? How many social networking sites do you access?

These questions are all factors in determining your exposure to identity theft. 

According to the Federal Trade Commission, it takes people an average of six months and 200 hours to recover from identity theft.

So how do you know if you're at risk?

You can start by using the Online Identity Risk Calculator.

We partnered with our friends and NCSA Board Member Company EMC2/RSA to bring you the Online Identity Risk Calculator.

The Online Identity Risk Calculator is game that allows people to find their personal identity risk score and get practical tips on keeping their online identity protected.

Players answer 10 questions to discover how their online activities – from banking to shopping to social networking – can potentially make them more vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

When you’re done playing, make sure to check out the “Helpful Hints” section, where you’ll find STOP. THINK. CONNECT. tips and advice and links to other helpful websites.

We think the Online Identity Risk Calculator is fantastic, interactive way to learn how you can protect yourself and your family from identity theft.

For more ways to stay safe online, visit http://staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/protect-your-personal-information/id-theft-and-fraud