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The Truth About Identity Theft

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Avoiding Scams (9780132333856) by Steve Weisman. Available in print and digital formats.

Preserve your good name! Learn how to prevent, recognize, and halt identity theft--the nation’s #1 scam!

Identity theft is and will be for the foreseeable future number one among scams. More than a third of all fraud complaints to the Federal Trade Commission are for identity theft. In 2006, 14 million Americans were victimized. Identity theft is an attractive growth industry in the criminal world. It is easy to accomplish and difficult to catch....