Description : Practical solutions to help you deter, detect, and defend against identity theft In 2008, 9.9 million Americans became victims of identity theft. The cost exceeded $48 billion in 2008; consumers spend some $5 billion out-of-pocket each year to clear up resulting fraud issues. This guide will help keep you from becoming the next victim. Written by a veteran security professional, Identity Theft For Dummies gives you the tools to recognize what information is vulnerable, minimize your risk, stay safe online, and practice damage control if your identity is compromised. If you have a name, a date of birth, and a Social Security number, you're a potential victim; this book helps you recognize your risk and defend against identity thieves Explains what identity theft is, how it happens, and how to recognize if you have become a victim Shows how to protect your personal information, how to be discreet in public places, how to interpret your credit report, and why you should monitor your financial statements Helps you recognize risks you may not have considered, such as what you set at the curb on trash day Provides advice on how to clear your name if you are victimized Identity Theft For Dummies arms you to fight back against this growing threat.
Description : Identity theft is the act of using another person's personal information, or their actual identity for financial gain. It affects approximately 7 –10 million people per year in the U.S, and is growing at a remarkable rate. Frighteningly it happens without you even knowing it and once you have become aware of it, in most cases the damage has already been done. This book is meant to help you avoid getting taken advantage of. It provides an overview of the different ways identity theft can happen and the steps to take to prevent them. The book also covers what to do in the event you do have your personal information stolen.
Description : Pr>The Truth About Identity Theft “This book will open your eyes, scare you smart, and make you think twice. Identity theft can happen to you and this book is a must read. Jim Stickley tells you why and how you need to protect yourself.” Matt Lauer, Anchor, TODAY Show "Nowadays, identity theft is an all-too-common occurrence that puts more than just your finances in jeopardy. Fortunately, Jim Stickley's easy-to-understand advice can teach you how to spot and stay ahead of security threats. In short, this book is a must read." Wes Millar, Senior Vice President of CUNA Strategic Services "In an age when identity theft will affect everyone sooner or later, this book is simply a must-read. Jim Stickley teaches you to spot the danger signs and offers smart solutions for everything from banking security and online shopping scams to medical identity theft. Whether it's you, your parents', or your kids' identities, everyone has something to protect. This book tells you what you need to know." Jim Bell, Executive Producer, TODAY Show "Jim Stickley shares his amazing experiences as a professional hacker in the most entertaining manner. He’s a great storyteller and captures your attention with his experiences, which will make you want to upscale your efforts protect your firm’s data and your own ID. Jim’s stories are fascinating. Most of us can’t imagine how simple it is for him to succeed as a conman in situations we think are safe. The trade secrets of hackers he shares with us are mind boggling! You won’t let your guard down after learning what Jim has actually done to get companies and individuals' private information. He’s the updated version of 'To Catch a Thief'[el]but he’s a good guy!" Nancy E. Sheppard, President & CEO of Western Independent Bankers (A Trade Association of 350 Banks) "If you’re not worried about identity theft, you should be[el]and Stickley tells you exactly why. His engaging writing style, coupled with real-life stories about identity theft and concrete actions to help you prevent identity theft are exactly what’s needed to make people take notice of this growing crime. I’ll recommend this book again and again!" Jerri L. Ledford, About.com Guide to Identity Theft Everything you must know to protect yourself and your business from identity thieves! • The truth about real-world identity theft attacks • The truth about how easy it is for thieves to make off with your identity • The truth about stopping identity thieves in their tracks Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Jim was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them. This book has been designed to give you the insight that most people only experience after becoming victims of identity theft. Each Truth walks you through a different type of attack, explaining the complete process in a very simple and straight-forward way. Like a magician actually revealing what happens behind the curtain, Jim takes you through the attacks to reveal how people at home, work, and on the road become victims. Prepare yourself. What you read here might be disturbing, but you will never be truly safe from identity thieves until you learn to think like one.
Description : DISCOVER YOURSELF AND LIVE THE LIFE YOU WERE MEANT TO LIVE! People of all ages, genders, nationalities, educational backgrounds and ethnic groups, are on a search for purpose and significance. You take a while and consider: the increasing number of religions in the world that seek to explain our existence; the multitudes of books on "self-help" shelves in bookshops; the enormous emphasis in western countries on self actualization; the scientific community's continual pursuit of the origin of life; the ongoing struggle of third-world peoples to gain freedom and a sense of identity for themselves and their nation. The Purpose and Power of Identity, will educate, inspire and help you understand: - Your true and original identity - Your uniqueness and its wealth - The limits of your capabilities - The true meaning and purpose of life - How to develop the right perspectives and attitude towards life and fellow humans - How to find promotions in your career, business, and life - Profound and powerful tools for exploits and victory in all battles - How to increase your influence, productivity, and income without being a fraudster, an oil or a telecomm magnate - The path to true and lasing national and organizational greatness - How to escape satanic theories and manipulations. Whether you are male or female, young or old, employed or unemployed, a student, business person, uniformed man or woman, clergy, head of state or a seeker of truth, author, teacher and counsellor, Omada King inspires and challenges your heart and mind in your journey towards peace, success, victory, prosperity and wealth, fulfilment and greatness in life. Now, you can grow in knowledge, insight and perspective. Now is the time to enlarge your heart and mind and take off or be redirected in the right path in the journey to greater effectiveness and an all encompassing change. Let your world be better by your influence. Be real. Be responsible. Be great. Be a blessing. Be safe. You will get to treasure this book!
Description : This professional book discusses privacy as multi-dimensional, and then pulls forward the economics of privacy in the first few chapters. This book also includes identity-based signatures, spyware, and placing biometric security in an economically broken system, which results in a broken biometric system. The last chapters include systematic problems with practical individual strategies for preventing identity theft for any reader of any economic status. While a plethora of books on identity theft exists, this book combines both technical and economic aspects, presented from the perspective of the identified individual.
Description : Financial identity theft is well understood with clear underlying motives. Medical identity theft is new and presents a growing problem. The solutions to both problems however, are less clear. The Economics of Financial and Medical Identity Theft discusses how the digital networked environment is critically different from the world of paper, eyeballs and pens. Many of the effective identity protections are embedded behind the eyeballs, where the presumably passive observer is actually a fairly keen student of human behavior. The emergence of medical identity theft and the implications of medical data privacy are described in the second section of this book. The Economics of Financial and Medical Identity Theft also presents an overview of the current technology for identity management. The book closes with a series of vignettes in the last chapter, looking at the risks we may see in the future and how these risks can be mitigated or avoided.