Identity Theft Overview
According to FBI statistics, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. And the rising frequency of idenitity theft is bringing a wave of costs. A January 2005 study by Javelin Strategy & Research and the Better Business Bureau found that the median out-of-pocket expense for consumers recovering from identity theft was $750. The average time it took to clear up financial records after identity theft was 28 hours. With all that time and money pooring into identity theft crime, it's now more important than ever to understand this issue and learn how to protect yourself.
In the Trusty Guide to Identity Theft you will:
- Learn about the latest scams
- Understand what you can do to prevent identity theft
- Find out what to do if you are a victim of identity theft
- Discover if identity theft insurance is right for you
Let's begin with an overview by answering the question, "What is Identity Theft?"