Swiped : how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves / by Adam Levin
By: Levin, Adam.Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2015Description: 272 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781610395878.Subject(s): Information technology | Computer fraud | Computer crime | Social media
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|Book||Australia||117.1 LEV 2015 (Browse shelf)||Not for loan||CA011685|
|Book||New Zealand||117.1 SWI (Browse shelf)||Not for loan||CA009034|
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM: What's in a name (and number)? -- A short history of identity (and fraud) - (and you thought it was just about credit cards) -- Swiping happens -- THE BASICS OF WHAT YOU CAN DO: Understanding the problem is the solution -- The three Ms -- THE MANY TYPES OF IDENTITY THEFT: Spies in your home - how the internet of things may violate your privacy, threaten your security, and ruin your credit -- A taxing situation -- It's a hard-knock life - child identity theft -- May the farce be with you - social media dos and don'ts -- From dangerous to deadly - on healthcare scams and medical identity theft -- Wanted dead or alive (but it's easier if you are dead) -- Culture eats strategy - business considerations -- The three Ms for companies - you must build it because they will come -- The highest law. APPENDICES: Fraud stories -- A glossary of scams -- Identity theft and the deceased - prevention and victim tips -- Request a credit report for the deceased -- Deceased affidavit of fact.
Examines identity theft, claiming data breaches are growing at an alarming rate. Reveals how to proactively minimise the risk of identity theft and discusses what to do when it happens.