The Federal Trade Commission's yearly report for 2007 stated that over 30 million people in the United States were victimized by some type of fraudulent crime. Over 9 million people saw their personal identities stolen and used by a fraud perpetrator. Millions of others---including businesses---saw their financial accounts compromised by a fraud perpetrator. Strictly speaking, fraud is big business. Are you one of its customers?
Everyone is vulnerable to some type of fraudulent crime, but you can take the steps necessary to avoid becoming a victim. Based on actual events, cases, and investigations, Stealing You Blind, describes numerous fraudulent criminal activities taking place today in the United States and throughout the rest of the world, and offers you important tips and advice on how to reduce your susceptibility to such crimes.
Drawing upon years of experience as a fraud detective, K.A. Farner reveals some key components of many fraud schemes. The crimes discussed include:
Remember: knowledge is power! Arm yourself with the facts and minimize your chances of falling for one of these crimes with Stealing You Blind.
- Identity theft
- Internet loan scams
- Credit card theft
- Internet auction scams
- Check fraud
- And much more
Detective K.A. Farner is a retired Atlanta Police Department fraud detective and a former member of the United States Secret Service Organized Fraud Task Force. He has participated in joint investigations with the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Postal Inspections, and the United States Secret Service.