Today's Debates: Identity Theft: Private Battle or Public Crisis?, 1st Edition

  • Erin L. McCoy
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502643243
  • ISBN-13: 9781502643247
  • DDC: 364.16
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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As internet use and global connectivity have skyrocketed, so too has identity theft. Even though hundreds of millions of people are affected every year by this crime, it remains unclear whose role it is to promote cybersecurity and investigate and prosecute identity theft in the United States. This book explains how identity theft, data breaches, and fraud occur, how to protect oneself against these threats, and what obstacles U.S. law enforcement faces as it seeks to fight back. Full-color photographs, a glossary, and sidebars help readers comprehend this complex issue, which is more pressing than ever for children and young adults.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Defining Identity Theft.
2: Kinds of Identity Theft.
3: How Identity Theft is Perpetrated.
4: Thieves and How to Report Them.
5: Fighting Back.
6: Advanced Prevention Strategies.
7: Identity Theft on a Global Scale.
Further Information.
About the Authors.