Data Personified

How Fraud Is Transforming the Meaning of Identity

by Larry Benson, Alana Benson & Foreword by Frank Abagnale



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/11/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781480865396
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9781480865389

About the Book

From the authors who brought you WTF: Where’s the Fraud? comes Data Personified, an in-depth and current look at the evolution of fraudulent tactics. With a focus on business identity theft and document fraud, Data Personified unwraps the complicated issues of identity theft and data breaches—without boring readers to death.

Documents are the building blocks of identities, and how those identities interact proves just how malleable they are. Businesses have identities too, and are just as vulnerable as individuals. From ordering celebrity birth certificates to analyzing fraudulent fraud statistics, Larry and Alana Benson explore new crimes, and explain why they matter to anyone with a Social Security number. With a different data breach every week, and identity theft a click away, Data Personified could not be more timely.

About the Author

Larry Benson is the Director of Strategic Alliances for the Government Tax and Revenue vertical at LexisNexis Risk Solutions where he focuses on embedded companies that have a need for third-party analytics. As principal author of the Fraud of the Day column, he provides commentary on fraud against federal, state, and local government agencies, and has garnered a following as a national speaker on the topic.

Alana Benson is a researcher, writer, and consultant specializing in document fraud. She has presented her research to industry thought leaders such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Fraud Defense Network, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She previously wrote for LexisNexis’s daily fraud column, Fraud of the Day, and has written four other titles with Rosen Publishing.