An identity is stolen every four seconds in the U.S., and the Federal Trade Commission reports that more than eight million people (a growing number of which are children) are victims of identity theft every year -- with resulting losses of more than $15 billion, annually. Why? Victims rarely spot signs of trouble until after their bank accounts have been emptied or their credit rating destroyed.
Stopping Identity Theft offers 10 concrete, action-oriented strategies to help you limit the vulnerability of your personal information in any risky situation -- and, most importantly, prevent its theft. It covers medical identity theft; how to safeguard accounts and personal and public records; protecting the identities of kids and elders; safely storing and disposing of personal information; spot scams, false telephone surveyors requesting sensitive passwords; and the latest phishing, pharming and skimming techniques. You will also learn how to scrutinize a credit report; shop securely (learn why shopping in stores can be more dangerous than shopping online); protect identity while traveling; safeguard personal-yet-public records, and more - including how to be an informed identity theft victim if you should become one.
This audiobook includes an eGuide with resources and commentary and an introduction by the author, a national expert on identity theft and Founder of TrustedID. Download and start listening now!