It could happen when you make a routine withdrawal from an ATM, respond to an e-mail asking for information about an online account, or leave a new box of checks unattended in your mailbox. Identity theft is one of the easiest crimes to commit in Americaaand one of the hardest to prosecute. As thieves become increasingly clever, Americans have more reasons than ever to fear this elusive, ubiquitous crime. Now thereas a book to help you beat it. In two easy-to-understand sections, Terri Cullen, The Wall Street Journalas expert on identity theft, first walks you through the most common types of identity theft and how to arm yourself against them, and then leads victims step-by-step through the process of reclaiming a stolen identity. The average victim loses more than $6, 000 and spends approximately 600 hours negotiating the complex bureaucracies and paperworkathis book will help save time and effort by laying out the process. And by following the advice in the first half, you may never need the second! Youall learn: ac how to avoid the most common scams, from aphishinga to adumpster divinga ac why children under eighteen are the fastest-growing target, and how you can protect your family ac why your credit report is the single most important document for protecting your identity ac how to use the sample letters, forms, and other useful tools inside for recovering from identity theft In todayas marketplace, your two most valuable assets are your credit and your identity. No one should be without this vital guide to protecting them. From the Trade Paperback edition.How to Protect Yourself from the Most Pervasive Crime in America Terri Cullen. credit-reporting agencies, but if you decide to do this, be sure to pri11t the claim for your records. By law, the agencies have just thirty days to respond to youranbsp;...
|Title||:||The Wall Street Journal. Complete Identity Theft Guidebook|
|Publisher||:||Crown Business - 2007-07-10|