Identity Theft

Identity Theft

The study, “Identity Fraud Trends and Patterns: Building a Data- Based Foundation for Proactive Enforcement,” found that 29.9 percent of identity theft offenders had prior criminal histories (Gordon et al. 2007).

Author: Sandra K. Hoffman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841435

Category: Identity theft

Page: 281

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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. What are the common forms of identity theft? Who are the most likely targets? What is law enforcement doing to counter a crime perpetrated not only by petty thieves and sophisticated con artists, but by terrorists, money-launderers, and those involved in human trafficking, drug trafficking, and illegal immigration? Identity Theft: A Reference Handbook examines these questions and more. With the 1998 Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act as its starting point, this informative volume begins by explaining the federal, state, and global definitions of identity theft and how the lack of a standardized approach masks the true pervasiveness of the problem. In addition to addressing the crime's perpetrators, methods, and victims, the book also looks at what individuals, businesses, and the government are doing--and should consider doing--to curb the growth of this crime. 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
Categories: Identity theft

Identity Theft Governments Have Acted to Protect Personally Identifiable Information But Vulnerabilities Remain

Identity Theft  Governments Have Acted to Protect Personally Identifiable Information  But Vulnerabilities Remain

While steps have been taken at the federal, state, and local level to prevent identity theft, vulnerabilities remain in both the public and private sectors. These vulnerabilities can be grouped into different areas, including: (1) ...

Author: Daniel Bertoni

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437918236


Page: 24

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The loss of personally identifiable information, such as an individual's Social Security number, name, and date of birth can result in serious harm, including identity theft. Identity theft, a serious crime that impacts millions of individuals each year, occurs when such information is used without authorization to commit fraud or other crimes. While progress has been made protecting personally identifiable information in the public and private sectors, challenges remain. This testimony summarizes: (1) the problem of identity theft; (2) steps taken at the fed., state, and local level to prevent potential identity theft; and (3) vulnerabilities that remain to protecting personally identifiable information, including in fed. information systems. Illustrations.

Identity Theft Handbook

Identity Theft Handbook

Cunning criminals have long known how easy it is to commit identity theft. Since this crime began its growth in the 1970s, we have seen a progression from simpleto complex schemes. Interestingly enough, although fraudsters embraced ...

Author: Martin T. Biegelman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470444818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 514

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Identity Theft

Identity Theft

The Commission plans to establish a toll - free telephone number that consumers can call to report identity theft and to receive information and referrals to help them to resolve the problems that may have resulted . The identity theft ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection


ISBN: PSU:000043031924

Category: Commercial credit fraud

Page: 64

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Categories: Commercial credit fraud

Child Identity Theft

Child Identity Theft

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 31, 76,167468,198499 Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 198; and advertising opt out, 160* 61; assistance with identity theft, 40, 99,122,158,197498;0n child identity theft, 4, 9, 19, 28, 89; ...

Author: Robert P. Chappell, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442218642

Category: Law

Page: 228

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Identity theft is a growing problem around the world, and criminals are not above stealing a child’s identity. Child Identity Theft, presented in a question and answer format, will help parents and other guardians to prevent child identity theft from happening and to know what to do if it does.
Categories: Law

Economics of Identity Theft

Economics of Identity Theft

Identity theft victims for a very long time were quite left in the cold. However, now that identity theft is the fastest growing crime, victims have some company and some legal support. There is Federal legislation making identity theft ...

Author: L. Jean Camp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387686141

Category: Computers

Page: 184

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This professional book discusses privacy as multi-dimensional, and then pulls forward the economics of privacy in the first few chapters. This book also includes identity-based signatures, spyware, and placing biometric security in an economically broken system, which results in a broken biometric system. The last chapters include systematic problems with practical individual strategies for preventing identity theft for any reader of any economic status. While a plethora of books on identity theft exists, this book combines both technical and economic aspects, presented from the perspective of the identified individual.
Categories: Computers



KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IF SOMEONE steals your identity, you have the right to: > Create an Identity Theft Report. > Place a 90-day initial Fraud Alert on your Credit Report. > Place a seven-year Extended Fraud Alert on your Credit Report.

Author: Cotter Bass

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783748706748

Category: Self-Help

Page: 28

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Identity Theft and Identity Fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. In public places, for example, criminals may engage in shoulder surfing (watching you from a nearby location as you punch in your telephone calling card number or credit card number) or listen in on your conversation if you give your credit card number over the telephone. If you receive applications for pre-approved credit cards in the mail, but discard them without tearing up the enclosed materials, criminals may retrieve them and try to activate the cards for their use without your knowledge. Also, if your mail is delivered to a place where others have ready access to it, criminals may simply intercept and redirect your mail to another location. Many people respond to spam (unsolicited email) that promises them some benefit but requests identifying data, without realizing that in many cases the requester has no intention of keeping his promise. In some cases, criminals reportedly have used computer technology to steal large amounts of personal data. If someone is using your personal or financial information to make purchases, receive benefits, file taxes, or commit fraud, that's Identity Theft. This eBook will guide you through the recovery process. If you're dealing with Tax Identity Theft, Medical Identity Theft, or Child Identity Theft, read the chapter entitled SPECIAL FORMS OF IDENTITY THEFT. If you have had personal or financial information lost or stolen, refer to the chapter entitled DATA BREACHES AND LOST OR STOLEN INFORMATION.
Categories: Self-Help

Identity Theft and Fraud

Identity Theft and Fraud

“Tough New Laws Targeting Identity Theft Receive Royal Assent.” Ottawa: Department of Justice. [consulted January 2, 2010]. Dupont, B., and G. Louis. 2009.

Author: Norm Archer

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776619910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Personal data is increasingly being exchanged and stored by electronic means, making businesses, organizations and individuals more vulnerable than ever to identity theft and fraud. This book provides a practical and accessible guide to identity theft and fraud using a risk management approach. It outlines various strategies that can be easily implemented to help prevent identity theft and fraud. It addresses technical issues in a clear and uncomplicated way to help decision-makers at all levels understand the steps their businesses and organizations can take to mitigate identity theft and fraud risks. And it highlights the risks individuals face in this digital age. This book can help anyone – businesses and organizations of all sizes, as well as individuals – develop an identity theft and fraud prevention strategy that will reduce their risk and protect their identity assets. To date, little has been written on identity theft and fraud with a Canadian audience in mind. This book fills that gap, helping Canadians minimize their identity theft and fraud risks.
Categories: Business & Economics

Identity theft

Identity theft, “Identity Theft: Don't Become a Victim,” 2009, www.identitytheft. (accessed March 18, 2009). p. 107, “Because of the new measures ...”: National Fraud Strategic Authority, ...

Author: Rachael Hanel

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781608702909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Examines the details of the crime identity theft and its punishment, as well as the controversy around the ways in which the government seeks to protect citizens from the problem.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Online Identity Theft

Online Identity Theft

European Commission (2004), Identity Theft: A Discussion Paper, Joint Research Centre, Institute of the Protection and Security of the Citizen, EUR 21098 EN, 2004. European Commission FPEG (EC Fraud Prevention Expert Group) (2007), ...

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264056596


Page: 138

View: 748

This book defines identity theft, studies how it is perpetrated, outlines what is being done to combat it, and recommends specific ways to address it in a global manner.