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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What You Must Know About Identity Theft and Phishing Scams

Book on Identity Theft and PhishingLast year I suddenly started getting emails from paypal about reported misuse of my account. It all sounded mighty critical. I clicked on the link in one of the mails and was just about to login when good sense prevailed. I opened the paypal site from my account confirmation email and sent them a mail about the messages I was getting. Prompt came a reply that they never sent me any! It was a phishing attempt by someone who created a mirror login site for paypal and just wanted my login details. The same recently happened to a friend whose credit card details got phished on a fake bank login site. With money going increasingly plastic and digital (read electronic transfers) identity theft is a real and present danger.

Today our identity, money, property is all mapped to a dozen passwords and PINs. Any unauthorized use of your personal information like your name, address, bank account number, credit card, social security number…all amounts to identity theft. The repercussion can be serious. According to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimate 9 million people become victims of identity theft every year in the US alone. Besides loosing your money, you may suddenly find yourself embroiled in serious legal suits for no fault of yours. Here is a lot of useful information.

Here is a book by Steve Weisman, host of the national radio show A Touch of Grey, member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a practicing attorney. In his book 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity and Your Credit, Steve Weisman shows how high-tech criminals steal your credit, bank, brokerage and personal information. The book also explains how you can use the law, available technology, and simple common sense to guard yourself against identity theft disasters. The book is written in a very simple, clear language and does not confuse you with legal gibberish. Since the techniques and methods of identity thieves are common the world over, you will find this information useful whichever part of the world you come from. You think you would like to take a look? Go here!

ebook on identity theftHere is another great resource to outwit identity thieves, protect your private information, escape from stalkers, prevent wage garnishments and more…Take a look!

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