SAVE YOUR IDENTITY
ID Theft Awareness, Prevention, and Recovery by Michael Chesbro.
Identity theft is fast approaching epidemic proportions in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans become victims, at a cost to U.S. industry of more than $3.5 billion. If you are among them, you will spend, on average, 175 hours and more than $800 to get the mess straightened out – a process that can take anywhere from two to four years.
Meanwhile, bill collectors will hound you; credit card companies, car dealers and mortgage lenders will deny you credit; and the police may charge you with crimes someone else committed in your name! Welcome to your worst financial nightmare. If you’d prefer not to live it, it’s time to wake up.
In this book, privacy expert Michael Chesbro gives you the lowdown on ID theft: the tricks of the ID thief’s trade, your risk factor and why you are vulnerable (take the ID Theft Prevention Quiz and find out), the top 10 things you can do to minimize your risk right away, ways to take control of how your private financial information is stored and used, proven security measures for safeguarding your accounts and the consumer protection laws that bolster your defense strategy.
If you’ve already had the misfortune of falling victim to identity theft, Chesbro provides a beacon of hope. With calm reassurance, he offers clearheaded, rational, proven advice on how you can mitigate the damage, recover from this crime and restore your good name. 5 ½ x 8 ½, softcover, 200 pp.
Michael Chesbro is a former U.S. Department of Defense counterintelligence agent. He holds degrees in security management and jurisprudence and is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts.
- Size: 5 ½ x 8 ½
- Pages: 200