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  June 2018

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Cyber Theft Do's and Dont's
Nearly 17 million Americans were victims of identity theft last year and that number is on the rise. Most cases involve stolen credit card numbers, fake and compromised online accounts, and malicious viruses in email or web ads.
Protect yourself against identity theft by choosing strong passwords, backing up your files, keeping up to date with software updates and running antivirus programs.
If you are the unlucky victim of identity theft or your computer is infected with ransomware, make a plan to rebuild credit and limit damages.
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SAM's Lesson of the Month: Identity Fraud Checklist
There is no time to lose when your identity has been stolen. Depending on the severity of the theft, you may want to report it to the Federal Trade Commission, the three credit bureaus, local law enforcement or even the FBI. 
Do you know the steps to recover from identity theft?
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NEFE Names New CEO
SAM's parent organization, the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), welcomes new President and CEO Billy J. Hensley, Ph.D., in July. 
Hensley, who for the past eight years has been NEFE's senior director of education, will replace Ted Beck, who announced his resignation after 13 years leading the nonprofit foundation.
"I greatly admire the professionals who work in the community of financial capability," says Hensley. "I look forward to continuing our shared national vision to ensure that every person has access to high-quality financial education."
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