John Sileo, Identity Theft Expert Teaches Military Families to ‘Think Like A Spy”
The Department of Defense recently published an article about a speech I gave at the Joint Family Readiness Conference hosted by the Office of Military Community and Family Policy.
Military family members gathered here to learn how to prevent identity theft and I taught them to “think like a spy” in every aspect of protecting their personal information.
To think like a spy requires some specific mindsets and an instant reflex to those who are requesting their personal information. These reflexes are called triggers. I refer to the five triggers as the “Hogwash 5” because when a solicitor says them, your response should be “hogwash.” They are: “trust me,” a claim of protecting finances, asking for a “little bit” more information and things I call “bribe bias and fear bias.”
Preventing identity theft doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does take some effort. You are in control of this amazingly powerful asset called your identity, but you have to be willing to protect the value of that asset.
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John Sileo became America’s leading Identity Theft Speaker & Expert after he lost his business and more than $300,000 to identity theft and data breach. His clients include the Department of Defense, Pfizer and the FDIC. To learn more about having him speak at your next meeting or conference, contact him by email or on 800.258.8076