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Hoodlums to Hackers: How Criminals Get Our Info and How We Can Stop Them: Self-Study Video

1 Credits: Business Management & Organization


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Hoodlums to Hackers: How Criminals Get Our Info and How We Can Stop Them: Self-Study Video

Self-Study Video
Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Business Management & Organization

Course Description

This course offers a detailed exploration of identity theft, a prevalent issue in modern society, focusing on the techniques employed by criminals and hackers. Featuring an in-depth analysis of the methods used to obtain personal information, the course equips participants with the knowledge to identify potential threats. The benefits of this course extend beyond mere awareness; it provides practical, easy-to-implement strategies to protect personal information and prevent fraud. With a curriculum grounded in real-life examples and enriched with numerous resources, tips, and recommendations, participants will gain the skills to monitor and secure their personal credit files effectively. This course is a valuable tool for anyone looking to enhance their understanding and ability to combat identity theft in an increasingly digital world.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify specific ways criminals obtain personal information from individuals
  • Cite how to utilize various practices to prevent fraud and personal information from being compromised
  • Identify how to check, monitor, and freeze a personal credit file
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
February 8, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

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Jeff Lanza was an FBI special agent for over 20 years. He investigated corruption, fraud, organized crime, cybercrime, human trafficking, and terrorism. Jeff has lectured at Princeton University and as a “distinguished lecturer” at Missouri State University. He appears regularly on Fox News and CNBC, and he appeared on such national programs as TODAY, Good Morning America, Dateline, and NPR’s Marketplace. Jeff is passionate about keeping people and organizations safe from risk and has presented to thousands around the globe. His latest book, Pistols to Press, has received critical acclaim from national media figures. In addition, Jeff has authored speeches for FBI executives and has …