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The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook, Professional Edition [Kindle Edition]

Denis G. Kelly
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Book Description

The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook is the first book to analyze identity theft in its proper context, provide takeaways to minimize the likelihood you will be harmed by identity theft and mitigate the negative consequences if you become a victim. Identity theft continues to proliferate, and it is tearing the fabric of our society. All understand it's important, but compelling people to take appropriate action is a challenge. The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook provides a tremendous first step towards individual and societal responsibility; we can swing the pendulum in the other direction. In the case of identity theft, the best defense is a good offense.

Editorial Reviews


Industry secrets everyone should know. Ignore at your peril.
--Marc Kramer,
Denis Kelly has deconstructed the complicated identity matrix and developed optimal solutions that are easy to understand and implement. He has simplified a complex subject into tangible action items. The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook presents a formula that provides consumers the highest likelihood of avoiding identity theft. 
--Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, Member of Federal Reserve Advisory Council, and Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Marquette University
There is a vacuum of credible information and education regarding the prevention of identity theft. After thorough due diligence, we selected Denis Kelly's book as the foundation of the Certified Identity Expert training program as it stands heads-and-shoulders above the competition. This is required reading for all professionals in industries related to identity theft.
-- John Trautman, President, Identity Ambassador Commission
Citing identity theft as America's top-ranked crime concern, a certified expert discusses the weakness of the social security number as a national identifier, identity theft tactics, and victim prevention and mitigation strategies. Appendices include information on the Identity Ambassador Commission, parallels between the identity theft industry and the recent sub-prime mortgage loan meltdown, and a sample cease and desist letter. 
--Eithne O'Leyne, Editor, Book News Inc.

From the Author

To all those victims and families whose lives have been turned upside down through no fault of their own. I wrote this so that others might learn.

Product Details

  • File Size: 244 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: IAC Media (January 9, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006M488NY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book December 20, 2011
By Sean
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was pleasantly surprised with the depth of this book. Mr. Kelly clearly examines the origination of the modern "identity", the flaws in the system, and the best practices to minimize your exposure. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to truly understand how our identification infrastructure works, and to anyone who wants to ensure their identity is as safe as it can be.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ease your worries June 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Identity theft, be afraid, be very afraid. This books tells you what to do so you do not suffer from identity theft (every one has, according to the author), and the efforts of organizations on our side.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Necessary January 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
People are not taking this security seriously. Reportedly an electronics chain sells a $10 reader that can read a passport or some credit cards in a person's pocket from 10 to 20 feet away in an instant. Theft for the lazy thief!

Be sure to get a theft-proof wallet - and don't leave home without it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed.... August 7, 2012
By Kevin
Format:Kindle Edition
The book was okay, but I seriously liked "Identity Theft Manual: Practical Tips, Legal Hints & Other Secrets Revealed" by Jack Nuerm better. For the same price, Nuerm's book is the one to go for!
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More About the Author

Denis G. Kelly, Certified Identity Expert, is the nation's recognized leader in identity theft prevention.

Through his vast experience in all aspects of the banking industry, Mr. Kelly witnessed first-hand the horrific effect that identity theft has on both individuals and society. In addition to The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook, he wrote An Identity Theft Paradise, a whitepaper outlining the dangers and systematic failures regarding synthetic identity theft.

Mr. Kelly has his Fair Credit Reporting Act certification from the Consumer Data Industry Association, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist certification from from the Institute of Fraud Risk Management and Certified Identity Expert from the Identity Ambassador Commission ( an identity theft education and training organization he founded). He graduated Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Sigma Nu with a degree in Business Economics from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.

Additionally, Mr. Kelly is the founder and President of, an identity theft prevention company, the Identity Ambassador Commission (, an identity theft prevention training and education foundation, and, a centralized resource for all the latest news and information regarding identity theft.

Mr. Kelly provides the U.S. Congress guidance on data breach/identity theft legislation, is frequently a keynote speaker at industry events and is regularly featured in the national and international media.


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