The Identity Theft Protection Guide

*Safeguard Your Family *Protect Your Privacy *Recover a Stolen Identity

Amanda Welsh, Ph.D.

St. Martin's Griffin

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PROTECTION PREVENTION REPAIR

Identity theft is the fastest-growing category of crime in the United States today, and dealing with privacy and identity issues has become an essential part of life in our modern society. Each chapter in The Identity Theft Protection Guide contains a self-quiz to identify personal areas of concern, information to help you "take action," and more.

This book shows you how to:
* Minimize the risk of identity theft
* React if your identity is stolen
* Obtain and repair credit and insurance reports, and more
* Deal with direct marketers, junk mailers, and telephone solicitors
* Stop surveillance from GPS devices and cell-phone cameras
* Keep your kids safe online
* And much more!

These valuable survival skills can no longer be considered optional--they are essential for life in today's society. The Identity Theft Protection Guide is the most complete, authoritative, and easy-to-use resource on this crucial topic.

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1. Identity, Privacy, and Protection


One day when I was a little girl in the playground several of the bigger kids began to taunt me. "I can see your epidermis! I can see your epidermis!"

I was horrified and embarrassed. With tears in my eyes, I screamed back, "No you can't!" and ran home as fast as I could. It wasn't until my mother reassured me that epidermis only meant "skin" that I could stop being afraid.

In many ways, the current furor over identity theft and privacy invasions is reminiscent of that playground experience.

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Amanda Welsh, Ph.D.

Amanda Welsh, Ph.D., runs the research division of Antics Online, Inc., a Silicon Valley marketing agency. Two years ago, she embarked on a project to uncover every electronic file that she could find about herself. The results scared her enough to write this book. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

Amanda Welsh, Ph.D.

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The Identity Theft Protection Guide
*Safeguard Your Family *Protect Your Privacy *Recover a Stolen Identity
Amanda Welsh, Ph.D.

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
September 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312327095
ISBN10: 0312327099
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$18.99
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