The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook: Everyone's Identity Has Already Been Stolen - Learn What You Can Do About It

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What is America s top-rank crime concern? Identity theft. According to a 2009 Gallup Crime survey, 66 percent of U.S. adults say they worry “frequently or “occasionally about being a victim of identity theft. Why is the percentage of adults concerned with identity theft more than three times greater than the percentage concerned with “being sexually assaulted or “getting murdered? Similar to the identity theft crime itself, there is not a simple answer. Identity theft is a perfect storm: it affects many people, everyone is a potential target, there are substantial negative consequences, few truly understand the crime, and trusted sources disseminate information and products that can mislead, not help, the victim. It is comparable to driving your car without a door (and having no other options). You feel exposed, vulnerable and you know the consequences of a side impact are devastating; yet, you have no other option. The reality is you do have options to protect yourself, and The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook is here to teach you them. The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook is the first book to analyze identity theft in its proper context and provide takeaways to minimize the likelihood that you will be harmed by identity theft and to mitigate the negative consequences in the event that you've become a victim. Identity theft continues to proliferate, and it is tearing the fabric of our society. All understand it is important, but compelling people to take appropriate action is a challenge. The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook provides a tremendous first step towards individual and societal responsibility. We can swing the pendulum in the other direction. In the case of identity theft, the best defense is a good offense.

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Denis G. Kelly, Certified Identity Expert, is the nation's recognized leader in identity theft prevention.  Through his vast experience in all aspects of the banking industry, Mr. Kelly witnessed first-hand the horrific effect that identity theft has on both individuals and society. In addition toThe Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook, he wrote An Identity Theft Paradise, a whitepaper outlining the dangers and systematic failures regarding synthetic identity theft.
Mr. Kelly has his Fair Credit Reporting Act certification from the Consumer Data Industry Association, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist certification from from the Institute of Fraud Risk Management and Certified Identity Expert from the Identity Ambassador Commission (IdentityAmbassador.org an identity theft education and training organization he founded). He graduated Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Sigma Nu with a degree in Business Economics from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Additionally, Mr. Kelly is the founder and President of IDCuffs.com, an identity theft prevention company, the Identity Ambassador Commission (IdentityAmbassador.org), an identity theft prevention training and education foundation, and TheIDChannel.com, a centralized resource for all the latest news and information regarding identity theft. Mr. Kelly provides the U.S. Congress guidance on data breach/identity theft legislation, is frequently a keynote speaker at industry events and is regularly featured in the national and international media. 

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Industry secrets everyone should know. Ignore at your peril.– --Marc Kramer, Forbes.com

Denis Kelly has deconstructed the complicated identity matrix and developed optimal solutions that are easy to understand and implement. He has simplified a complex subject into tangible action items. The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook presents a formula that provides consumers the highest likelihood of avoiding identity theft. --Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, Member of Federal Reserve Advisory Council, and Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Marquette University

Citing identity theft as America's top-ranked crime concern, a certified expert discusses the weakness of the social security number as a national identifier, identity theft tactics, and victim prevention and mitigation strategies. Appendices include information on the Identity Ambassador Commission, parallels between the identity theft industry and the recent sub-prime mortgage loan meltdown, and a sample cease and desist letter. --Eithne O'Leyne, Editor, Book News Inc.

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