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                                            IDENTITY THEFT


                                           Books
Abagnale, Frank W. The Art of the Steal: How To Protect Yourself and Your Business
From Fraud—America’s #1 Crime, 2001. (364.163 A)

Cullen, Terri. The Wall Street Journal Identity Theft Guidebook: the Complete Plan For
Untangling Yourself From the Fastest Growing Crime in America, 2007. (362.88 C)

Hamadi, Rob. Identity Theft: What It Is, How To Prevent It, and What To Do If It
Happens To You, 2005. (364.163 H)

Hitchcock, Jayne A. Net Crimes & Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering the Spammers,
Swindlers, and Stalkers Who Are Stalking You Online, 2002. (364.168 H)

Lenardon, John. Identity Theft Toolkit: How to Recover From and Avoid Identity Theft,
2006. (364.163 L)

Lininger, Rachel. Phishing: Cutting the Identity Theft Line, 2005. (364.168 L)

This is just a selection of titles. Please check the Library catalog for other titles.

                                        Web Sites
ID Theft Home:
      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/
      Information about identity theft from the Federal Trade Commission. Detailed
      information about understanding and protecting against identity theft, protecting
      against identity theft, recovering from identity theft.

Identity Theft Resources:
        http://www.privacyrights.org/identity.htm
        Fact Sheets provide basic information about the growing problem of identity theft:
        what to do if this happens, and how to help prevent it. Includes examples of
        cases and links to further resources and has identity theft quizzes to test your
        knowledge.

Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC):
        http://www.idtheftcenter.org/
        “Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected
        organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding and prevention of
        identity theft. Includes scams and consumer alerts, current laws, prevention tips,
        statistics, and more.
Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG):
      http://www.antiphishing.org/
      This consumer protection site provides news about and current examples of e-
      mail fraud and scams (archived back to May 2005 with commentaries and
      summaries of known details). Also includes a list of Web resources providing
      trend reports, help for those who have been scammed, and the origin of the term
      “phishing.” The APWG is “focused on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that
      result from the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing.”

California Office of Privacy Protection:
       http://www.privacyprotection.ca.gov/
       This is a very complete site for the State of California’s Office of Privacy
       Protection that provides a variety of information on identity theft, including
       information on “freezing” your credit reports. An interesting and useful feature is
       a “Privacy News” section with information and updates on current scams and
       large scale identity theft incidents.

Sham Site Is a Scam: There Is No “National Do Not E-mail Registry”
     http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/02/spamcam.htm
     A warning to consumers about commercial sites masquerading as a legitimate
     government do-not-call site. “The FTC is advising consumers not to submit their
     e-mail addresses or any other personal information to any site claiming to be a
     “National Do Not E-mail Registry.’”

Your Access to Free Credit Reports:
      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/credit/freereports.htm
      Under an amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), consumers will be
      able to request a free copy of their credit report once every 12 months. This site
      from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) details when reports will be available
      to residents of each state and how to order them. Other frequently asked
      questions regarding credit reports are also addressed.

These websites were taken from the Librarians Index to the Internet, an annotated
subject directory that is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 14,000
Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of
public libraries. Visit this site at: http://lii.org for additional information.


                                  Arcadia Public Library
                                   20 West Duarte Road
                                Arcadia, California 91006
                               http://library.ci.arcadia.ca.us
                                       (626) 821-5567
September 2007

								
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