Preventing Identity Theft For Dummies

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Overview

  • Twenty-seven million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the last five years and the total cost of identity theft approaches $48 billion per year (total costs to businesses are $43 billion and the direct cost to consumers is $5 billion)
  • These staggering statistics have prompted security consultant Michael Arata to provide readers with the resources they need to guard themselves against identity theft
  • In this valuable book, Arata ...
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Overview

  • Twenty-seven million Americans have been victims of identity theft in the last five years and the total cost of identity theft approaches $48 billion per year (total costs to businesses are $43 billion and the direct cost to consumers is $5 billion)
  • These staggering statistics have prompted security consultant Michael Arata to provide readers with the resources they need to guard themselves against identity theft
  • In this valuable book, Arata offers easy-to-follow, straightforward advice on understanding identity theft, minimizing risk, maintaining vigilance, choosing who to share personal information with, selecting hard-to-guess PINs, determining victimization, reviewing a credit report, charting a course of action, resolving credit problems, reclaiming good credit, and much more
  • Explains how to recover successfully if identity theft does occur
  • Author Michael Arata, CISSP, CPP, CFE, ACLM, is a veteran of the security industry with more than fifteen years of experience
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764573361
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/30/2004
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,000,013
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Arata, Jr., has more than fifteen years of security experience. He’s investigated numerous credit fraud cases and currently serves as Director of Corporate Security for Rudolph and Sletten.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting the Scoop on Identity Theft.

Chapter 1: Who’s Stealing What . . . and What You Can Do About It.

Chapter 2: Keeping Tabs on Your Personal Information.

Chapter 3: Mike’s Anti-Identity-Theft Crash Course.

Part II: Determining Whether You’re a Victim.

Chapter 4: Smelling a Rat: Recognizing When You Are a Victim.

Chapter 5: Homing In on Bank Statements.

Chapter 6: Interpreting Your Credit Report.

Part III: Staying Ahead of Identity Theft.

Chapter 7: Watching What You Set on the Curb.

Chapter 8: Practicing Discretion in Public Places.

Chapter 9: Staying Safe Online and on the Phone.

Part IV: Taking Back Your Good Name.

Chapter 10: Joining Forces in the Identity Theft Battle.

Chapter 11: Closing Compromised Accounts.

Chapter 12: Opening New Accounts.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 13: Ten Tips to Make Reclaiming Your Identity Go More Smoothly.

Chapter 14: Ten Handy Resources.

Chapter 15: Ten Common Scams and How to Avoid Them.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2004

    Very Helpful!!!

    I thought the book gave very helpful and need to know information. Great Read

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    Posted November 28, 2004

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    Very easy read and very informative. Must read.

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