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Tierra Forrest Foundations of speech Dr. B Perry General purpose: Internet crimes Specific purpose: To inform my audience on internet crimes I. Introduction A. Identity theft is a crime where a person pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity in a fraudulent way. Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person’s identifying information, such as their name, social security number, credit card or banking account numbers without their permission to commit fraud and to usually obtain monetary gains. B. Today, I am going to talk about: 1. Identity fraud. 2. The types of identity theft. 3. How to prevent identity theft. Transition: First, I would like to give you some information about… II. Identity Theft or Identity Fraud As a result of the expansive evolution of technology and its easier than ever access, (the Internet) identity theft has grown significantly over the last two decades. Identity theft is now the fastest growing crime in the United States. (Federal Trade Commission) A. Identity theft has grown rapidly and significantly over the past two decades. 1. In fact, identity theft has grown so rapidly that federal and state prosecutors, judges and local law enforcement have been affected by its demand to protect consumers. Transition: Second, I’d like to discuss… III. and identify the various kinds of identity theft and how they are committed. A. Types of Identity theft 1. Most common to the most sophisticated form of identity theft. a. Financial identity theft. b. Criminal identity theft. c. Medical
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