According to the
Javelin/Better Business Bureau Survey
of February 2007, 8.4 million USA adults
were victims of identity theft fell in
2007, although this is down about 2
million since 2003 it is still an awful
lot of people! The total fraud
amount was $49 billion, with an average
loss of almost $6,000 per person, and an
average resolution time of 40 hours.
A summary of the US Federal Trade Commission's advice on protecting yourself against identity theft.....
Deter identity thieves by safeguarding your information.
Detect suspicious activity by:
Defend against ID theft as soon as you suspect a problem
Also recommended: The Art of the Steal.
This article was originally published in August 2006, and has been updated for the
June 2007 paperback release.
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