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Practical solutions to help you deter, detect, and defendagainst identity theft

In 2008, 9.9 million Americans became victims of identity theft.The cost exceeded $48 billion in 2008; consumers spend some $5billion out-of-pocket each year to clear up resulting fraud issues.This guide will help keep you from becoming the next victim.

Written by a veteran security professional, Identity TheftFor Dummies gives you the tools to recognize what informationis vulnerable, minimize your risk, stay safe online, and practicedamage control if your identity is compromised.

  • If you have a name, a date of birth, and a Social Securitynumber, you're a potential victim; this book helps you recognizeyour risk and defend against identity thieves
  • Explains what identity theft is, how it happens, and how torecognize if you have become a victim
  • Shows how to protect your personal information, how to bediscreet in public places, how to interpret your credit report, andwhy you should monitor your financial statements
  • Helps you recognize risks you may not have considered, such aswhat you set at the curb on trash day
  • Provides advice on how to clear your name if you arevictimized

Identity Theft For Dummies arms you to fight back againstthis growing threat.

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