In an ever changing world we can no longer be as casual with our personal data as we may have been in the past. Identity theft is fast approaching epidemic proportions in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans become victims, at a cost to U.S. industry of more than $3.5 billion. If you are among them, you will spend, on average, 175 hours and more than $800 to get the mess straightened out – a process that can take anywhere from two to four years. Meanwhile, bill collectors will hound you; credit card companies, car dealers and mortgage lenders will deny you credit; and the police may charge you with crimes someone else committed in your name! Welcome to your worst financial nightmare.
Books in this section discuss how to protect yourself from such a crisis. Don't be alone in such a financial nightmare, arm yourself with the facts and be prepared.