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When Frank Abagnale trains law-enforcement officers for the FBI's National Academy about identity theft, he asks agents for their addresses and nothing more. The next day, he returns with everything he would need to steal their lives: Social Security numbers, dates of birth, current salary, checking account numbers, the names of everyone in their family, and more. This illustrates how easy it is for anyone from anywhere in the world to assume your identity and, in a matter of hours, devastate your life in ways that can take years to recover from.Considering that someone in the U.S. is victimized in this way every four seconds, Stealing Your Life is the reference everyone needs, by an unsurpassed authority on the latest identity-theft schemes.
©2007 Frank W. Abagnale; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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"Offer[s] spine-tingling terror for anyone who has a Social Security number and birth date." (Publishers Weekly)
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By David on 01-30-08

Absolutely Eye Popping

This is not just eye-opening, but eye-popping as it will scare the heck out of you just how easy it is for someone to steal your personal identity.

Obtaining your social security number, birth date, mother's maiden name, address, demographic data... to take out a loan against your mortgage, use your credit card or even acquire one in your name, use your SSN to make themselves money while leaving the taxes to you, gain access to the money in your bank accounts, and soooo many more... has become absolutely trivial... and done all in your name and at your expense.

This will scare you far more than any Steven King novel, and tell you how to reduce your risk.

"READ" IT!






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By Sheila on 06-05-07

Want to Be Paranoid?

I found this book to be quite enlightening. At times I found myself getting paranoid about things that I may have done wrong with regards to protecting my identity. Mostly I was pleased with how much I learned about protecting myself in the future and reducing my exposure to identity thieves.

I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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By Sean on 02-23-17

Don't Buy If Not American

Was excited to read this, thinking it would be an education in con men. Instead, I found an America-centric book with almost no information of use for anyone outside the US.

The writing is judgemental of people and full of stereotyping and sweeping statements.

Narrator is decent if somewhat monotonous.

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