Description : Protect yourself from identity theft! Nearly 17 million Americans were victimized by identity theft in 2012 alone: for 13 straight years, it has been America's #1 consumer crime. No one is immune: children, the elderly and even the dead have been victimized. Identity theft can be high-tech, low-tech, or even no tech, via "dumpster diving." You're vulnerable, and you need to act. Fortunately, you can take practical steps to safeguard your identity right now. In Identity Theft Alert , award-winning author and attorney Steve Weisman shows you exactly what to do, and how to do it. Equally important, he also tells you what to stop doing: the common, inadvertent behaviors that could be setting you up as a victim. Weisman starts with a clear-eyed assessment of the problem, helping you understand just how much risk you face. Next, he helps you understand, anticipate, and prevent all these frightening forms of identity theft: Identity theft via Facebook and other social media Identity theft via your iPhone or Android smartphone Theft of your credit or debit cards, and other access to your finances Crime sprees performed in your name Medical identity theft that could lead to you getting the wrong treatment – and could even kill you The fast-growing scourge of income tax identity theft, including stolen refunds Don't be the next victim: read this book, follow its step-by-step advice, and protect yourself!
Description : Twenty-seven million Americans have been victims of identitytheft in the last five years and the total cost of identity theftapproaches $48 billion per year (total costs to businesses are $43billion and the direct cost to consumers is $5 billion) These staggering statistics have prompted security consultantMichael Arata to provide readers with the resources they need toguard themselves against identity theft In this valuable book, Arata offers easy-to-follow,straightforward advice on understanding identity theft, minimizingrisk, maintaining vigilance, choosing who to share personalinformation with, selecting hard-to-guess PINs, determiningvictimization, reviewing a credit report, charting a course ofaction, resolving credit problems, reclaiming good credit, and muchmore Explains how to recover successfully if identity theft doesoccur Author Michael Arata, CISSP, CPP, CFE, ACLM, is a veteran ofthe security industry with more than fifteen years ofexperience
Description : Preventing Identity Theft in Your Business is a reliable guide to help protect companies, their customers, and their employees from the growing problem of identity theft. Real-life examples show managers and executives how to identify business, customer, and employee identity theft, how these crimes are committed, how best to prevent them, and overall, develop an honest company culture. It also covers how to manage this threat in business reorganizations such as mergers, acquisitions, globalization, and outsourcing.
Description : 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.
Description : Examines the techniques used to steal personal information, discussing such methods as using Internet files, email, ATM scams, credit card offers, telephone solicitation, burglary, and trash scanning, and outlining what the average person can do to minimize the risk of identity theft.