What is included with this book?
Protect yourself from identity theft! Nearly 17 million Americans were victimized by identity theft in 2012 alone: for 13 straight years, it has been America's #1 consumer crime. No one is immune: children, the elderly and even the dead have been victimized. Identity theft can be high-tech, low-tech, or even no tech, via "dumpster diving." You're vulnerable, and you need to act.
Fortunately, you can take practical steps to safeguard your identity right now. In Identity Theft Alert , award-winning author and attorney Steve Weisman shows you exactly what to do, and how to do it. Equally important, he also tells you what to stop doing: the common, inadvertent behaviors that could be setting you up as a victim.
Weisman starts with a clear-eyed assessment of the problem, helping you understand just how much risk you face. Next, he helps you understand, anticipate, and prevent all these frightening forms of identity theft:
Don't be the next victim: read this book, follow its step-by-step advice, and protect yourself!
STEVE WEISMAN (Boston, MA area) hosts the radio show A Touch of Grey, syndicated to 50+ stations nationwide, including WABC (New York City) and KRLA (Los Angeles). 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, he earned an ABA Certificate of Merit for excellence in legal journalism for his weekly column, You and the Law. Weisman's books include The Truth about Avoiding Scams, featured on Dr. Phil and CNN; and 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age. He holds a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.