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Noted identity theft expert and bestselling author Robert Siciliano joined us to discuss the Identity Theft Epidemic. Christmas Time is notorious for all sorts of scams. With the advent of chipped credit and debit cards, new scams have been created to take advantage of the consumer confusion created by this technology. Beware of banks calling you to discuss your new card. It's an opening to get your private info. Also beware of phony websites for charities and retailers, created just for the purpose of stealing your data. Awareness is the key to keeping you and your data safe this holiday season.
John Sileo lost everything as a result of identity theft. Over $300,000 and a flourishing software business and he faced criminal prosscution as well. This led him on a quest to fight identity theft and cyber crime. John's story has a happy ending, he's now a worldwide authority and travels the globe as an Honrary Identity Theft Warrior.
Have you been a victim of IdentityTheft? Are you concerned about all the reports of personal information being stolen from corporate data bases?
Today's guest, Steve Weisman, a lawyer and member of the Massachusetts Bar and Federal Bar, is one of the country’s leading experts on scams and identity theft. He writes about identity theft for USA Today and has been featured on Nightline, CBS News, ABC, CNBC, among others and quoted in numerous publications including The Associated Press, The Boston Globe, Barron’s, The New York Times, Money Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Steve has authored eight books, including Identity Theft Alert: 10 Rules You Must Follow to Protect Yourself From America’s #1 Crime (2014) and The Truth About Avoiding Scams (2008).
Today, Jim and Steve will discuss what you need to know about identity theft and what you should be doing to minimize your risk of becoming a victim.
Patrick Crow is COO of KeepMyID.org, and a leading expert on identity theft, the fastest growing crime in America.
He served the country in military intelligence for many years. After 9-11, it became essential for the government to authenticate and establish the identity of those serving in the military and government.