50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age: New Financial Threats You Need to Know and How to Avoid Them (2nd Edition)

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It is better to stop identity theft from happening in the first place than have to fix or repair the situation afterwards. Steve Weisman reveals the threats of new identity theft attacks based on use of Facebook, iPad, iPhone, Android, cloud apps, iPod, and other new technologies -- and shows you how to protect yourself, or how to fix the damage if you've already been attacked! Discover why ID theft is more dangerous than ever, and discover today's most dangerous new threats -- including attacks targeting medical records, personal finance and online banking sites, the elderly, and military service members. Meet the hackers and organized crime groups who want to steal your identity and money -- and learn how to protect your data and your life! Step by step, Weisman shows how to avoid risks, minimize risks you can't completely avoid, and immediately take the right steps if you're ever victimized. He objectively reviews new products and services that promise to fight identity theft, and previews emerging dangers, such as RFID credit cards. If you use a computer, the Internet, a smartphone, cell phone, tablet, or any other communications device, 50 Ways to Protect Your Identity in a Digital Age isn't just an indispensable wake-up call: it's the world's best resource for protecting yourself!

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“There’s no better authority on preventing identity theft than Steve. He knows the latest tactics employed by the bad guys who are committing this ever-evolving crime. This book is an important and invaluable read.”
--Mike Nikitas, news and business anchor, NECN (New England Cable News)

“Identity thieves never stop probing for weakness. Fortunately, attorney Steven Weisman never stops countering their moves. This is a book that could literally save you from total financial ruin. Get it now. Read it now. Heed it now.”
--Jim Bohannon, talk host, Dial Global Radio Networks

“The digital age has brought us many benefits, but it has also brought opportunity to the identity thieves who are able to use our computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices to steal our identities and cause tremendous harm. If you have a smartphone, you must read this book.”
--Thom Hartmann, nationally and internationally syndicated radio and television talk show host and author of four New York Times bestsellers

“Weisman punctuates the frightening realization that no matter how vigilant we may try to be, anyone can still be exposed to the serious threat of identity theft. This book is a must-read for anyone who believes that they are well prepared and ready for the worst. Trust me. You’re not!”
--Mike Baxendale, cohost of the Bax & O’Brien Show, WAQY-Springfield, MA

“In this digital age, Steve Weisman is your new best friend, and unlike your ‘friends’ on Facebook, he will not put you in danger of identity theft. This book is a must-read for anyone who has a computer or smartphone or uses social media.”
--Doug Stephan, host of the Good Day Show and the Talk Radio Countdown

“In a world where increasingly we’re becoming victims of our own technology, Steven Weisman has written a book that every consumer, make that every individual, should keep close by.”
--Steve Goss, WABE-FM Atlanta Morning Edition host
Protect Yourself from Today’s Dangerous New Forms of Identity Theft!

  • Prevent new ID attacks via Facebook, smartphones, iPads, Wi-Fi, and the cloud
  • Offers today’s best techniques for fixing damage after you’ve been attacked
  • Objectively reviews products that claim to help you prevent identity theft

Identity theft is more dangerous than ever! The bad guys are smarter, more sophisticated, more organized--and as we live more of our lives online, we’re exposing far more personal information to them. Now, identity theft expert Steve Weisman reveals today’s worst new threats and helps you systematically reduce your vulnerabilities.

Weisman shows how social media, mobile devices, and the cloud have created major new dangers and how groups ranging from local hackers to foreign organized crime syndicates are exploiting them. He offers indispensable new guidance for avoiding risks, minimizing risks that can’t be completely avoided, and quickly halting the damage after an attack.

Packed with checklists, sample letters, and other practical tools, this is today’s one indispensable guide to protecting what matters most: your identity!
 
Includes exclusive must-read information about new attacks on
  • Senior citizens
  • Children
  • Military service members
  • Anyone who’s recently visited a doctor or hospital


 

About the Author:

Steve Weisman hosts the radio show A Touch of Grey, syndicated to 50+ stations nationwide, including WABC (NYC) and KRLA (LA). A senior lecturer at Bentley College, he is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. The legal editor for Talkers Magazine and a monthly columnist for the American Institute of Economic Research, he writes for publications ranging from The Boston Globe to Playboy and earned an ABA Certificate of Merit for excellence in legal journalism. His books include The Truth About Avoiding Scams, featured on Dr. Phil and CNN. Weisman holds a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. He also operates the website www.scamicide.com, which provides the latest information on scams and identity theft.

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