50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age

50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age

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It is better to stop identity theft from happening in the first place than have to fix or repair the situation afterwards. Steve Weisman reveals the threats of new identity theft attacks based on use of Facebook, iPad, iPhone, Android, cloud apps, iPod, and other new technologies -- and shows you how to protect yourself, or how to fix the damage if you've already been attacked! Discover why ID theft is more dangerous than ever, and discover today's most dangerous new threats -- including attacks targeting medical records, personal finance and online banking sites, the elderly, and military service members. Meet the hackers and organized crime groups who want to steal your identity and money -- and learn how to protect your data and your life! Step by step, Weisman shows how to avoid risks, minimize risks you can't completely avoid, and immediately take the right steps if you're ever victimized. He objectively reviews new products and services that promise to fight identity theft, and previews emerging dangers, such as RFID credit cards. If you use a computer, the Internet, a smartphone, cell phone, tablet, or any other communications device, 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age isn't just an indispensable wake-up call: it's the world's best resource for protecting yourself!All the fraudster has to do is file a false return electronically and then have the tax refund loaded onto a prepaid debit card.a€ According to the Government Accountability Office, the number of cases of tax fraud involving identity theft has gone up more ... The identity thieves have the refunds sent to post office boxes or have the funds electronically transferred to Green Dot or Walmart money cards that areanbsp;...

Title:50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age
Author:Steve Weisman
Publisher:FT Press - 2012-10-10


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