There have been well over 500,000,000 identity record breaches since 2005. That means that every American has had his or her identity stolen an average of almost twice! That's why, according to a 2009 Gallup Crime survey, 66 percent of American adults say they worry "frequently" or "occasionally" about being a victim of identity theft, making it the number one crime concern in the country.
Identity theft is a perfect storm: it affects everyone, few truly understand the crime and trusted sources like the leading identity theft companies disseminate information and products that mislead, not help, the victim. This is similar to the environment that led to the subprime meltdown.
The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook is the first book to analyze identity theft in its proper context and provide takeaways to minimize the likelihood that you will be harmed by identity theft and to mitigate negative consequences if you do become a victim.
|Publisher:||Sterling & Ross Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The History of Identity Theft and Social Security Numbers 1
Chapter 2 Identity Theft 101: Knowing is Half the Battle 21
Chapter 3 Identity Theft Strategies and Tactics 29
Chapter 4 Identity Theft Defense Strategies and Tactics: Prevention 45
Chapter 5 Identity Theft Defense Strategies and Tactics: Detection 60
Chapter 6 Identity Theft Defense Strategies and Tactics: Recovery 66
Chapter 7 Miscellaneous Identity Theft Concepts 84
Chapter 8 Identity Theft and the Law 94
Chapter 9 Debrief 137
A Identity Ambassador Commission 153
B Parallels Between the Identity Industry and the Subprime Meltdown 158
C Cease and Desist Letter 173