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.
Description : This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats. Preserve your good name! Learn how to prevent, recognize, and halt identity theft--the nation’s #1 scam! Identity theft is and will be for the foreseeable future number one among scams. More than a third of all fraud complaints to the Federal Trade Commission are for identity theft. In 2006, 14 million Americans were victimized. Identity theft is an attractive growth industry in the criminal world. It is easy to accomplish and difficult to catch....
Description : Crime has moved yet another step forward in its unyielding progression through society. Now it is identity theft. Trying to combat both legal and illegal theft continues to occupy a large portion of the average citizen's life. Identity theft or identity fraud generally involves 'stealing' another person's personal identifying information -- such as Social Security number (SSN), date of birth, and mother's maiden name -- and then using the information to fraudulently establish credit, run up debt, or take over existing financial accounts. This new book examines the extent of the problem, its costs and remedies under the law. CONTENTS: Preface; Identity Theft: Prevalence and Cost Appear to be Growing; Awareness and Use of Existing Data on Identity Theft; Remedies Available to Victims of Identity Theft; Identity Theft and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; Subject Index.
Description : Identity theft is sometimes considered a victimless crime, but readers will discover the truth about this damaging kind of crime as they learn about its history and the ways identity thieves work today. Essential facts about the methods identity thieves use—including stealing mail and hacking computers—are presented through comprehensive main text, comprehensive sidebars, and informative fact boxes. Readers also discover the ways the latest technology is used to find and stop identity thieves and how people can pursue a career in investigating identity theft. Detailed photographs are included to enhance this engaging reading experience.
Description : Who am I? It's a question we all ask ourselves at some point. Depending on the season we focus our identity on our job performance, marital status, personality type, or social network, among other options. However, there's a larger question to consider. Who does the Bible tell me I am in Christ?
Description : A comprehensive examination of different forms of identity theft and its economic impact, including profiles of perpetrators and victims and coverage of current trends, security implications, prevention efforts, and legislative actions. * Includes a chronology of key decisions, cases, and government action in the development of identity theft policy * Offers a list of key terms that will help the reader to better understand the sometimes unique language of crimes
Description : This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Being aware of the criminals who are out to take your money is not enough. A scam by any other name is still a scam, and unfortunately, there are some scams that are perfectly legal that can cause you to lose money. Or perhaps they are imperfectly legal, but at this point in time, the law may not be on your side. A good example of a legal scam is what credit card companies can do legally in many instances. Read these essential truths to gain the knowledge that can protect your wallet.
Description : This book accurately identifies the various forms of identity theft in simple, easy-to-understand terms, exposes exaggerated and erroneous information, and explains how everyone can take action to protect themselves.
Description : Identity theft. We all know the damage it inflicts—or do we? There’s a kind of identity theft that goes far deeper than our financial records. It impoverishes our souls and keeps us from experiencing the richness in life God intends for us.Have you been ...• Robbed by Relationships?• Mugged by the Mirror?• Stolen by Success?• Pickpocketed by the Past?Mike Breaux exposes the four “identity thieves” that steal our sense of who we truly are and render our lives diminished versions of what they were intended to be. We were never meant to be chameleons, changing into whatever we need to be in order to gain love and acceptance. We were created for more—much more—than the way we look, what we accomplish or fail to accomplish, and the sum of our past rejections, failures, and wounds.The good news is that no matter how they were stolen, our identities are retrievable. With trademark humor, compelling stories, and down-to-earth wisdom, Mike Breaux shows how we can reclaim our deep, God-given identities and live freely, purposefully, and joyously out of a renewed knowledge of who we truly are.