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The Rational Guide to Preventing Identity Theft (Rational Guides) (Comprehensive and Affordable Guide) [Paperback]

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Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. It happens when a criminal gets enough of your personal information to successfully impersonate your identity over the phone, on the Internet, or in person. By recent accounts, more than 10 million people each year fall victim to identity theft, and many do not discover the crime until it's too late.
With this book, you'll learn who the criminals are, the methods they use, and the damage they can inflict. You'll also learn the best ways to protect yourself, how to tell if you've been victimized, and what to do if it happens to you. This book takes a rational, no-nonsense approach in a compact guide - only 144 pages. The book is written to give you the!
Technically edited by retired FBI Special Agent, Patrick Gray, you can be assured that the information in this book is accurate and timely.
This book comes with the following bonus materials: -Worksheets to help you keep track of credit cards and financial information -Sample checklists, letters, and forms for reporting and repairing the damage done by an attack

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Item Specifications...

Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 15, 2005
Publisher   Rational Press
ISBN  193257719X  
ISBN13  9781932577198  

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More About Jerri Ledford

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jerri Ledford (Magee, MS) is a freelance writer with more than 10 years experience. She's had more than 700 articles appear in publications such as Intelligent Enterprise, Network World, Information Security Magazine, TechNet Magazine, and others. In addition to covering all aspects of business technology, Jerri writes and teaches technology courses for consumers at both Hewlett-Packard and CNET, and has written several consumer books, including The Rational Guide to Preventing Identity Theft (Rational Press, 2005), Cut the Cord! The Consumer's Guide to VoIP (Course Technology - a division of PTR, 2005), and The Personal Cybersecurity Bible (Course Technology, 2005.)

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Covers All the Bases  Jun 24, 2007
Identity theft is now the fastest growing crime. It can happen anytime, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and this book gives you lots of suggestions about actions you can take to reduce the probability that you will be the next statistic. Must reading to protect yourself.
Great resource for helping protect your identity  Aug 20, 2005
I've had my credit card and bank card information hacked at least four times in as many years, so I know that identity theft is a very real and imminent problem. Jerri does a great job in this book of helping you understand just what identity theft is and how criminals go about it. After all, you can't begin to protect yourself if you don't understand the risks and weak points. For the price of a meal at a decent restaurant, this book will help you begin to protect the credit card you would have used to pay for that meal, and all those other aspects of your identity that are unfortunately readily accessible to identity thieves. The book is short and concise but still hits all of the high points. You'll be up to speed in just a few hours on identity theft and ways to protect yourself.

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