Identity Theft

Identity Theft

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by John Vacca, Mary E. Vacca
     
 

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Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in America. Based on credit bureau and FBI statistics, an estimated 11.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2009 and 8.1 million were victims in 2010. Identity thieves often, target children and teens, and they are becoming more resourceful everyday.' From stolen credit card information to hijacked e-mail

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Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in America. Based on credit bureau and FBI statistics, an estimated 11.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2009 and 8.1 million were victims in 2010. Identity thieves often, target children and teens, and they are becoming more resourceful everyday.' From stolen credit card information to hijacked e-mail accounts, from misappropriated personal information to impersonation of others online, the range of identity theft crimes is wide and growing-and most victims never learn how the identity thieves accessed their personal information in the first place. Identity Theft explains the different types of identity theft crimes and how they are committed and provides valuable advice on how to protect personal information and stay safe online.

Today the Internet and the World Wide Web are essential parts of everyone's education, work, and social life, but despite all the benefits they bring, they come with many dangers. Teens, who are often the leading users of cutting-edge technology, are especially vulnerable to these risks. Yet, many are often unaware of the predators and perils awaiting them online. The Cybersafety series is intended to help readers better understand the nature of the online world, analyze information found there, and become informed about online pitfalls and dangerous behaviors. Staying safe in a fast-paced, technology-driven world is more difficult than ever, but the Cybersafety series gives readers the information they need to protect themselves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137002
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
Cybersafety Series
Pages:
135
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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