Crime has moved yet another step forward in its unyielding progression through society. Now it is identity theft. Trying to combat both legal and illegal theft continues to occupy a large portion of the average citizen's life. Identity theft or identity fraud generally involves 'stealing' another person's personal identifying information -- such as Social Security number (SSN), date of birth, and mother's maiden name -- and then using the information to fraudulently establish credit, run up debt, or take over existing financial accounts. This new book examines the extent of the problem, its costs and remedies under the law. CONTENTS: Preface; Identity Theft: Prevalence and Cost Appear to be Growing; Awareness and Use of Existing Data on Identity Theft; Remedies Available to Victims of Identity Theft; Identity Theft and the Fair Credit Reporting Act; Subject Index.
Although a relatively new crime, identity theft has dramatically increased in occurrence and severity since the early 1990s. By definition, identity theft is the obtainment and fraudulent use of another person's personal information, which can be relatively innocuous or much more serious. A talented criminal can take another individual's social security number, credit card information, checks, or other personal information, and use that information to impersonate the individual, manipulating a system that increasingly relies on nonpersonal identifiers. The political, legal, and criminal justice systems are struggling to catch up with the identity theft epidemic, while struggling with the technology that gives rise to it.
Contents: (1) Definitions of Identity Theft (IT): IT vs. Fraud; (2) Legis. History: IT Assumption Deterrence Act; IT Penalty Enhancement Act; IT Enforce. and Restitution Act; (3) IT Task Force: Recommend.; Legis. Recommend.; (4) Red Flags Rule; (5) Trends in IT: Perpetrators; Invest. and Prosecutions: FBI; Secret Service; Postal Inspect. Service; Social Security Admin.; Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Justice Dept.; Domestic Impact: Credit Card Fraud; Document Fraud; Employment Fraud; (6) Data Breaches and IT; (7) Issues for Congress: IT Prevention: Securing Social Sec. No.; Effects of Data Breaches; Deterrence and Punishment; (8) Selected Legis. in the 111th Cong.: Social Sec. no.; Law Enforce. and Consumer Notification.
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Reviews and compiles the latest statistics on the incidence and societal cost of identity theft (IT). Generally, IT or identity fraud involves "stealing" another person's personal identifying info. -- such as Social Security number, date of birth, and mother's maiden name -- and then using the info. to fraudulently establish credit, run up debt, or take over existing financial accounts. This report provides info. on: the extent or prevalence of IT; the cost of IT to the financial services industry, including direct fraud losses, staffing of fraud departments, and effect on consumer confidence in online commerce; the cost of IT to victims, including victim productivity losses, out-of-pocket expenses, and cost of being denied credit; and the cost of IT to the Fed. criminal justice system.
This book accurately identifies the various forms of identity theft in simple, easy-to-understand terms, exposes exaggerated and erroneous information, and explains how everyone can take action to protect themselves.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in North America -- it is an epidemic. Criminals are getting smarter every day and seem to be one step ahead of us all. They can steal your identity, your money, and your valuable assets -- including your home. This book describes all of the common schemes, techniques, and technology used by criminals to commit identity theft and fraud. It tells numerous true stories about many types of fraudulent activities, while assisting readers with tips on how to avoid getting caught by these fraudsters. This book will assist you in preventing your identity from being taken and detail how you can recover your identity, your credit rating, your money, and your home. Topics covered in the book include: identity theft, debit and credit card fraud, credit reports, Internet and e-mail fraud, mortgage and title fraud, investment fraud, telephone fraud, and fraud against seniors.
A comprehensive examination of different forms of identity theft and its economic impact, including profiles of perpetrators and victims and coverage of current trends, security implications, prevention efforts, and legislative actions. * Includes a chronology of key decisions, cases, and government action in the development of identity theft policy * Offers a list of key terms that will help the reader to better understand the sometimes unique language of crimes
Convict tells all in this non-fiction book on Identity Theft. What is the one thing that we as Americans do everyday without giving much thought too, but can cause us and will cause us to become victim to Identity Theft & Fraud? First ever non-fiction book written with in-depth details on how criminals really obtain and use your identifying information. Ever wondered why this crime isn't really being stopped? Well this book will give you the exact answers to this question.
Not a week goes by when identity theft isn t mentioned in the media or that a Congressional outcry isn t heard about this unrelenting crime. The first authoritative book on identity theft, Identity Theft Handbook is written by a career professional who has spent over 25 years investigating and preventing identity theft in both the public and private sectors. Its rich real-world content includes interviews with government and private sector thought leaders. As well, the costs of identity theft, future trends, and prevention guidance is discussed. For investigators, auditors, and managers.
Fraud is nothing new to the merchant. Since the beginning of time, man has always looked for the opportunity to defraud others - to gain goods or services without making payment. For the credit card industry, fraud is a part of doing business, and is something that is always a challenge. The merchants that are the best at preventing fraud are the ones that can adapt to change quickly. This book is written to provide information about how to prevent credit card fraud in the card-not-present space (mail order, telephone order, e-commerce). This book is meant to be an introduction to combating fraud, providing the basic concepts around credit card payment, the ways fraud is perpetrated, along with write ups that define and provide best practices on the use of 32 fraud-prevention techniques. 32 Detailed Fraud Prevention Techniques How to catch the Chameleon on the web Top 10 rules to prevent credit card fraud Understand common fraud schemes The one Fraud Prevention Technique no merchant can afford not to do Details on over 40 Vendors that sell fraud prevention tools and services, along with how to build it in-house Learn the anatomy of a Fraud Prevention Strategy
An Identity Crime Model and Legislative Analysis with Recommendations for Preventing Identity Crime
Author: Syed R. Ahmed
This book conducts a comprehensive study of identity crime, which encompasses both identity theft and identity fraud, and tackles head-on the various facets of what is needed to deal with one of the fastest growing crimes around the world.
Provides advice for individuals, corporations, non-profit institutions, and Internet Service Providers on how to analyze the risks of identity theft, how to reduce the risk, and how to recover from it.
10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself from America's #1 Crime
Author: Steve Weisman
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Protect yourself from identity theft! Nearly 17 million Americans were victimized by identity theft in 2012 alone: for 13 straight years, it has been America's #1 consumer crime. No one is immune: children, the elderly and even the dead have been victimized. Identity theft can be high-tech, low-tech, or even no tech, via "dumpster diving." You're vulnerable, and you need to act. Fortunately, you can take practical steps to safeguard your identity right now. In Identity Theft Alert , award-winning author and attorney Steve Weisman shows you exactly what to do, and how to do it. Equally important, he also tells you what to stop doing: the common, inadvertent behaviors that could be setting you up as a victim. Weisman starts with a clear-eyed assessment of the problem, helping you understand just how much risk you face. Next, he helps you understand, anticipate, and prevent all these frightening forms of identity theft: Identity theft via Facebook and other social media Identity theft via your iPhone or Android smartphone Theft of your credit or debit cards, and other access to your finances Crime sprees performed in your name Medical identity theft that could lead to you getting the wrong treatment – and could even kill you The fast-growing scourge of income tax identity theft, including stolen refunds Don't be the next victim: read this book, follow its step-by-step advice, and protect yourself!
This book provides a range of perspectives on the topic of identity theft with a common core of concerns - in particular questions of definition, measurement, the scarcity of data, the role of technology, and the importance of cooperation in combating the problem.
Examines the techniques used to steal personal information, discussing such methods as using Internet files, email, ATM scams, credit card offers, telephone solicitation, burglary, and trash scanning, and outlining what the average person can do to minimize the risk of identity theft.