November 7th is the first Thursday of the month and that means it is time for another Identity Theft Twitter Chat.  This month’s topic is mobile device safety and identity theft and we are very happy to have Christopher Burgess, CEO of Prevenda, as our co-host.  Don’t know how he is? Well you should because it isn’t often you get to talk about mobile safety with someone who used to be in the CIA!

We are very excited about this Identity Theft Twitter Chat as we are all nomophobics over here at the ITRC.  This Identity Theft Twitter Chat is just another way that ITRC is really trying to reach mainstream consumers to make them aware of identity theft and we think this is a great topic to do just
that.  It is our hope that this chat will reach those who may not consider participating in a twitter chat based around identity theft or cybersecurity, but would be interested in mobile device safety.

This Identity Theft Twitter Chat will take place at 11:00am PST on November 7th.  The questions that we will be basing the discussion around are:

Q1: How old were you when you got your first mobile phone?

Q2: How many mobile devices do you have?

Q3: What do you do with your old mobile devices?

Q4: Do you have anti-virus on your smartphone or tablet? Why or why not?

Q5: What concerns you most about mobile device safety?

Q6: Have you ever had a mobile device stolen? What happened?

Q7: What do you do to keep your identity safe on mobile devices?

Q8: What tips do you have for people to keep their identity safe on mobile devices?

Q9: What resources do you use to teach your kids about mobile device safety?

This month’s event should help produce great collaborative thought and perhaps even some unique and novel solutions to safe mobile device usage. In order to participate, users should follow the hashtag #IDTheftChat . Those who would like to participate can RSVP via online invitation.  Anyone is welcome and we hope that we will see consumers, businesses and organizations alike!

Participants may find it helpful to participate through the #IDTheftChat Twub which can be found at http://twubs.com/IDTheftChat.  Anyone who has questions should contact ITRC’s Media Manager at nikki@idtheftcenter.org. We hope you will join the conversation and bring your friends!