50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age: New Financial Threats You Need to Know and How to Avoid Them

Front Cover
FT Press, Oct 10, 2012 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
1 Review
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!
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - dono421846 - LibraryThing

Despite being a recent revision, many sections of it still read surprisingly dated. Definitely targets a lay audience that requires constant repetition of primary points. Still, if you need a quickly accessible overview of some of the primary points (which was my situation), one could do worse. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Identity Theft
Phishing with a
Making Yourself Less Vulnerable to Identity Theft
Danger on the Computer and What to Do If You
Your Social Security NumberAn Identity Thiefs
Criminal Identity Theft TaxesAnd More
Endnotes
The GrammLeachBliley
Credit Reports
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

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.

Bibliographic information