Interrupted Identity: How to Guard Against and Recover from Having Your Identity Stolen

Overview

Protect your personal and financial privacy with this step-by-step, easy-to-follow action guide on identity theft.

Everyone has a Social Security Number. It's your personal ID that is often sorted with your other personal records (i.e., home address, phone number, etc.) from numerous data banks, and then sold to interested parties—without your knowledge or consent!

In the wrong hands of an imposter or identity thief, this information can ...

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Overview

Protect your personal and financial privacy with this step-by-step, easy-to-follow action guide on identity theft.

Everyone has a Social Security Number. It's your personal ID that is often sorted with your other personal records (i.e., home address, phone number, etc.) from numerous data banks, and then sold to interested parties—without your knowledge or consent!

In the wrong hands of an imposter or identity thief, this information can destroy your personal and financial privacy! With Interrupted Identity, you have an easy-to-follow, step-by-step action planning guide showing you how to prevent identity theft, and failing that, dealing with it. Complete with all the resources you need to protect your privacy, Interrupted Identity will show you:

- What is identity theft and how to avoid having it happen to you.

- Six action steps you must immediately take if your identity is stolen.

- What federal and state laws deal with identity theft.

- How to resolve credit problems resulting from having your identity stolen.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595128037
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction ix
Chapter 1
What is Identity Theft? 3
Chapter 2
How Does One's Identity Get Stolen? 7
Chapter 3
How You Can Avoid Having Your Identity Stolen 15
Chapter 4
Six Action Steps You Must Immediately Take If Your Identity Is Stolen 25
Chapter 5
Federal and State Laws That Deal With The Identity Theft Problem 37
Chapter 6
Case Files: Those Busted for Stealing Identities 55
Chapter 7
Solutions You Can Use In Resolving Credit Problems Resulting From Having Your Identity Stolen 67
Conclusions 75
About the Author 77
Appendix A Sample Letters, Forms & Checklists 79
Appendix B Action Chart 99
Appendix C Helpful Organizations 101
Appendix D Internet Privacy Resources & Products 109
Appendix E Federal Trade Commission Regional Offices 113
Appendix F Federal Government Resources 117
Appendix G Identity Theft & Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 125
Appendix H Privacy Act of 1974 135
Appendix I Right to Financial Privacy Act 137
Appendix J Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) 173
Appendix K Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act 251
Appendix L Fair Debt Collection Practices Act 259
Appendix M The Electronic Fund Transfer Act 279
Appendix N Consumer Credit Protection Act 281
Appendix O Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 305
Appendix P The Children's Online Privacy Act 325
Appendix Q Recommended Reading 337
Glossary 341
Index 347
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