50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age: New Financial Threats You Need to Know and How to Avoid Them, 2nd Edition
©2013 |FT Press | Available
©2013 |FT Press | Available
The most up to date guide to avoiding identity theft TODAY -- including attacks via Facebook, smartphones, iPads, and the "cloud."
Chapter 1: Identity Theft 3
Chapter 2: Making Yourself Less Vulnerable to Identity Theft 25
Chapter 3: Danger on the Computer and What to Do If You Are the Victim of Identity Theft 43
Chapter 4: Your Social Security Number--An Identity Thief’s Lucky Number 63
Chapter 5: Criminal Identity Theft, Taxes--And More Arresting Problems 81
Chapter 6: Technology, Business, and Government Fight Identity Theft 105
Chapter 7: Financial Privacy Please: The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act 119
Chapter 8: Credit Reports 127
Chapter 9: Congress Deals with Credit Reports and Identity Theft: The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act 151
Chapter 10: Protecting Your Privacy--A Key to Preventing Identity Theft 161
Chapter 11: ID Theft—Security Software 169
Chapter 12: The Dangers of Data Breaches 171
Chapter 13: Identity Theft Insurance--Worth the Price? 181
Chapter 14: Identity Theft after Death 185
Chapter 15: Identity Theft and the Elderly 189
Chapter 16: Identity Theft from Children 195
Chapter 17: Identity Theft Risks of Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices 201
Chapter 18: Identity Theft Threats with Credit Cards and Debit Cards 211
Chapter 19: Medical Identity Theft 219
Chapter 20: Identity Theft and Social Media 225
Chapter 21: Form Letters 235
Chapter 22: Steve’s Rules 273
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Steve Weisman hosts the radio show A Touch of Grey , syndicated to 50+ stations nationwide, including WABC (NYC) and KRLA (LA). A senior lecturer at Bentley College, he is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. The legal editor for Talkers Magazine and a monthly columnist for the American Institute of Economic Research, he writes for publications ranging from The Boston Globe to Playboy and earned an ABA Certificate of Merit for excellence in legal journalism. His books include The Truth About Avoiding Scams , featured on Dr. Phil and CNN. Weisman holds a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. He also operates the website www.scamicide.com, which provides the latest information on scams and identity theft.
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