The Identity Theft Protection Guide

Author: Amanda Welsh, Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250089913
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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PROTECTION PREVENTION REPAIR Identity theft is the fastest-growing category of crime in the United States today, and dealing with privacy and identity issues has become an essential part of life in our modern society. Each chapter in The Identity Theft Protection Guide contains a self-quiz to identify personal areas of concern, information to help you "take action," and more. This book shows you how to: * Minimize the risk of identity theft * React if your identity is stolen * Obtain and repair credit and insurance reports, and more * Deal with direct marketers, junk mailers, and telephone solicitors * Stop surveillance from GPS devices and cell-phone cameras * Keep your kids safe online * And much more! These valuable survival skills can no longer be considered optional--they are essential for life in today's society. Amanda Welsh's The Identity Theft Protection Guide is the most complete, authoritative, and easy-to-use resource on this crucial topic.

Internet Predators

Author: Harry Henderson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143812550X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides an overview of issues related to criminal and antisocial activity that occurs online, including history, terminology, biographical information on important individuals, and a complete annotated bibliography.

Privacy Means Profit

Author: John Sileo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047087225X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bulletproof your organization against data breach, identity theft, and corporate espionage In this updated and revised edition of Privacy Means Profit, John Sileo demonstrates how to keep data theft from destroying your bottom line, both personally and professionally. In addition to sharing his gripping tale of losing $300,000 and his business to data breach, John writes about the risks posed by social media, travel theft, workplace identity theft, and how to keep it from happening to you and your business. By interlacing his personal experience with cutting-edge research and unforgettable stories, John not only inspires change inside of your organization, but outlines a simple framework with which to build a Culture of Privacy. This book is a must-read for any individual with a Social Security Number and any business leader who doesn't want the negative publicity, customer flight, legal battles and stock depreciation resulting from data breach. Protect your net worth and bottom line using the 7 Mindsets of a Spy Accumulate Layers of Privacy Eliminate the Source Destroy Data Risk Lock Your Assets Evaluate the Offer Interrogate the Enemy Monitor the Signs In this revised edition, John includes an 8th Mindset, Adaptation, which serves as an additional bridge between personal protection and bulletproofing your organization. Privacy Means Profit offers a one-stop guide to protecting what's most important and most at risk-your essential business and personal data.

Stealing Your Life

Author: Frank W. Abagnale
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767927346
Format: PDF, ePub
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The charismatic forger immortalized in the film Catch Me If You Can exposes the astonishing tactics of today’s identity theft criminals and offers powerful strategies to thwart them based on his second career as an acclaimed fraud-fighting consultant. Consider these sobering facts: *Six out of ten American companies and government agencies have already been hacked. *An estimated 80 percent of birth certificate requests are fulfilled through the mail for people using only a name and a return address. So I could take your name and use my address, and get your birth certificate. From there I’m off to the races. *Americans write 39 billion checks a year, and half of these folks never reconcile their bank statements. *A Social Security number costs $49 on the black market. A driver’s license goes for $90. A birth certificate will set you back $79. When Frank Abagnale trains law enforcement officers around the country about identity theft, he asks officers for their names and addresses and nothing more. In a matter of hours he can obtain everything he would need to steal their lives: Social Security numbers, dates of birth, current salaries, checking account numbers, the names of everyone in their families, and more. This illustrates how easy it is for anyone from anywhere in the world to assume our identities and in a matter of hours devastate our lives in ways that can take years to recover from. Considering that a fresh victim is hit every four seconds, Stealing Your Life is the reference everyone needs by an unsurpassed authority on the latest identity theft schemes. Abagnale offers dozens of concrete steps to transform anyone from an easy mark into a hard case that criminals are likely to bypass: • Don’t allow your kids to use the computer on which you do online banking and store financial records (children are apt to download games and attachments that host damaging viruses or attract spyware). • Beware of offers that appeal to greed or fear in exchange for personal data. • Monitor your credit report regularly and know if anyone’s been “knocking on your door.” • Read privacy statements carefully and choose to opt out of sharing information whenever possible. Brimming with anecdotes of creative criminality that are as entertaining as they are enlightening, Stealing Your Life is the practical way to shield yourself from one of today’s most nefarious and common crimes.

Safeguard Your Identity

Author: Mari J. Frank
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781892126061
Format: PDF, ePub
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A complete and sensible guide for either protecting yourself against identity theft or getting your life back in order should you become an identity theft victim. Original.

Identity Theft Handbook

Author: Martin T. Biegelman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470444818
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Not a week goes by when identity theft isn t mentioned in the media or that a Congressional outcry isn t heard about this unrelenting crime. The first authoritative book on identity theft, Identity Theft Handbook is written by a career professional who has spent over 25 years investigating and preventing identity theft in both the public and private sectors. Its rich real-world content includes interviews with government and private sector thought leaders. As well, the costs of identity theft, future trends, and prevention guidance is discussed. For investigators, auditors, and managers.

Identity Theft

Author: Rennay Craats
Publisher: Canmore, Alta. : Altitude Pub. Canada
ISBN: 9781554395040
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Easy to read, up-to-the-minute account of the facts, key players, and the complexities of identity theft.

Stopping Identity Theft

Author: Scott Mitic
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413315607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ten simple steps you can take to protect yourself or your family from the fastest growing crime in America. What to do now to safeguard your bank accounts, online presence, credit record and more from the horror and financial damage of identity theft. An identity theft is stolen every four seconds in the U.S., while the Federal Trade Commission reports that more than eight million people (a growing number of which are children) are victims of identity theft every year ñ with resulting losses of more than $15 billion, annually. Written by a national expert on identity theft and Founder of TrustedID, a leading provider of comprehensive identity theft solutions, this book gets right to the point, offering action-oriented advice designed to prevent identity theft. Find out why shopping in stores can be more dangerous than shopping online. Spot scammers, like telephone "surveyors" asking about your pet's name hoping it's the password to your online accounts. Discover how to do online social networking without getting conned by a fake ìfriend.î Understand the latest identity theft tricks, like phishing, pharming, and skimming. Learn why old-fashioned checks can the riskiest way to pay for something. Protect yourself while traveling abroad. Stopping Identity Theft offers a ten-step program that covers medical identity theft, the safeguarding of accounts and personal and public records, safe storage and disposal of personal information, and more ñ including how to be an informed identity theft victim if you should become one. Another in the bestselling USA TODAY/Nolo series of books, Stopping Identity Theft addresses this timely topic ñ its past, present and future ñ by combining legal expertise with engaging inside tips, stories and graphics.

Criminal Justice

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587652202
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.

The Wall Street Journal Complete Identity Theft Guidebook

Author: Terri Cullen
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307394484
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It could happen when you make a routine withdrawal from an ATM, respond to an e-mail asking for information about an online account, or leave a new box of checks unattended in your mailbox. Identity theft is one of the easiest crimes to commit in America—and one of the hardest to prosecute. As thieves become increasingly clever, Americans have more reasons than ever to fear this elusive, ubiquitous crime. Now there’s a book to help you beat it. In two easy-to-understand sections, Terri Cullen, The Wall Street Journal’s expert on identity theft, first walks you through the most common types of identity theft and how to arm yourself against them, and then leads victims step-by-step through the process of reclaiming a stolen identity. The average victim loses more than $6,000 and spends approximately 600 hours negotiating the complex bureaucracies and paperwork—this book will help save time and effort by laying out the process. And by following the advice in the first half, you may never need the second! You’ll learn: • how to avoid the most common scams, from “phishing” to “dumpster diving” • why children under eighteen are the fastest-growing target, and how you can protect your family • why your credit report is the single most important document for protecting your identity • how to use the sample letters, forms, and other useful tools inside for recovering from identity theft In today’s marketplace, your two most valuable assets are your credit and your identity. No one should be without this vital guide to protecting them. From the Trade Paperback edition.