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The Resource 50 ways to protect your identity and your credit : everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports, Steve Weisman

50 ways to protect your identity and your credit : everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports, Steve Weisman

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50 ways to protect your identity and your credit : everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports
Title
50 ways to protect your identity and your credit
Title remainder
everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports
Statement of responsibility
Steve Weisman
Title variation
  • Fifty ways to protect your identity and your credit
  • Everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of identity theft, explaining what it is, how it happens, how to protect yourself from it, and what to do if it does happen to you. Using real-life examples to illustrate common identity theft scams, attorney Weisman reviews the steps consumers can take to protect themselves and emphasizes the informed and cautious use of credit cards, ATM cards, mailboxes, online purchasing, and online bill payment systems. He also reviews the role of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in protecting consumer privacy and discusses technological developments like voice recognition software, retinal scans, and fingerprinting systems now being used to fight identity scams. Forms, letters, and checklists are included to help victims report credit or identity fraud to the appropriate authorities. Amanda Welsh's recent Identity Theft Protection Guide is similar in scope but includes a self-test so that readers can determine whether they are vulnerable Full of good information presented in usable form, Weisman's book is recommended for public libraries.-Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach LLP, Rochester, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.16/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6679
LC item number
.W44 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
handbooks
Label
50 ways to protect your identity and your credit : everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports, Steve Weisman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Identity theft -- Making yourself less vulnerable to identity theft -- Danger on the computer and what to do if you are the victim of identity theft -- Your social security number: an identity thief's lucky number -- Criminal identity theft, taxes, and more arresting problems -- Technology, business, and government fight identity theft -- Financial privacy please: the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act -- Credit cards -- Fine print -- Protection from credit discrimination -- Credit reports -- Credit counseling and credit repair -- Congress deals with credit reports and identity theft: the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act -- Steve's rules -- Form letters
Control code
57422106
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 232 p.
Isbn
9780131467590
Lccn
2004112968
Other physical details
ill.
Label
50 ways to protect your identity and your credit : everything you need to know about identity theft, credit cards, credit repair, and credit reports, Steve Weisman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
Identity theft -- Making yourself less vulnerable to identity theft -- Danger on the computer and what to do if you are the victim of identity theft -- Your social security number: an identity thief's lucky number -- Criminal identity theft, taxes, and more arresting problems -- Technology, business, and government fight identity theft -- Financial privacy please: the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act -- Credit cards -- Fine print -- Protection from credit discrimination -- Credit reports -- Credit counseling and credit repair -- Congress deals with credit reports and identity theft: the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act -- Steve's rules -- Form letters
Control code
57422106
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 232 p.
Isbn
9780131467590
Lccn
2004112968
Other physical details
ill.

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