An identity is stolen every four seconds in the U.S., and the Federal Trade Commission reports that more than eight million people (a growing number of which are children) are victims of identity theft every year -- with resulting losses of more than $15 billion, annually. Why? Victims rarely spot signs of trouble until after their bank accounts have been emptied or their credit rating destroyed. Stopping Identity Theft offers 10 concrete, action-oriented strategies to help you limit the vulnerability of your personal information in any risky situation -- and, most importantly, prevent its theft. It covers: medical identity theft; how to safeguard accounts and personal and public records; protect the identities of kids and elders; safely store and dispose of personal information; spot scams, whether false telephone ´´surveyors´´ requesting sensitive passwords, or the latest ´´phising´´, ´´Pharming´´ and ´´skimmng´´ tecniques; scrutinize a credit report; shop securely (learn why shopping in stores can be more dangerous than shopping online); protect identity while traveling; safeguard personal-yet-public records, and more -- including how to be an informed identity theft victim if you should become one. The audiobook includes an eGuide with resources and commentary and an introduction by the author, a national expert on identity theft and Founder of TrustedID. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Eden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nolo/000001/bk_nolo_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For Colorado caterer Goldy Schulz, business isn´t just booming - it´s skyrocketing. But as her friend Marla is constantly warning her, ´´Success can kill you.´´ Goldy knows she needs to slow down before she breaks down, and she vows she´ll do it - right after her next booking: a cocktail party for the Westside Mall´s Elite Shoppers Club. It´s the event of the shopping season: the Princess Without a Pricetag party for the wealthy shopaholics who drop at least a thousand dollars a week at the mall. Goldy has been hired by charming mall manager Barry Dean to cater the jewel-encrusted affair. But she has hardly begun setting up when she finds herself in the path of a truck that has no intention of stopping until both she and Barry are crushed beneath it. Muddied, bruised, embarrassed, but determined to do her job, Goldy manages to get the party started on time with the help of her trusted assistants Julian Teller and Liz Fury.But. Hours later, Julian is the prime suspect in the murder.To prove Julian´s innocence, Goldy must catch the real killer. But to do that, she will have to figure out why the victim was carrying a powerful narcotic. Between whipping up Sweethearts´ Swedish Meatballs, Quiche Me Quick, and Diamond Lovers´ Hot Crab Dip, and digging up clues, Goldy knows this is going to be one tough case to crack. And her gourmet sleuth´s instinct tells her that the final course will be a real killer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/008103/bk_reco_008103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dan works at a bookstore in a deadly dull shopping mall where nothing ever happens. He´s an angsty emo-kid who sells mid-list books to mid-list people for the minimum wage. He hates his job. Rhoda has dragged her babysitting charge to the mall so she can meet her dealer and score some coke. Now the kid´s run off, and she has two hours to find him. She hates her life. Rhoda bullies Dan into helping her search, but as they explore the neon-lit corridors behind the mall, disturbing text messages lure them into the bowels of the building, where old mannequins are stored in grave-like piles and raw sewage drips off the ceiling. The only escape is down, and before long Dan and Rhoda are trapped in a service lift listening to head-splitting musak. Worst of all, the lift´s not stopping at the bottom floor. Plummeting into the earth, Dan and Rhoda enter a sinister underworld that mirrors their worst fears. Forced to complete a series of twisted tasks to find their way out, they finally emerge into the brightly lit food court, sick with relief at the banal sight of people shopping and eating. But something feels different. Why are the shoppers all pumped full of silicone? Why are the shop assistants chained to their counters? And why is a cafe called McColon´s selling lumps of bleeding meat? Just when they think they´ve made it back to the mall, they realise their nightmare has only just begun.... Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg met in a pub while bunking a crime seminar and, as one does at pubs, discovered a mutual interest in horror. Sarah, a crime novelist and screenwriter, was a die-hard zombie fanatic; Louis, a literary writer, editor and recovering bookseller, had studied vampire and apocalyptic fiction. Rejecting their initial plans for a vampire-vs-zombie faceoff, they decided to write the first mainstream South African horror novel together and S.L. Grey was born. Sarah also writes the Deadlands series of zombie novels for young adults with ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ingeborg Riedmaier, Denver Isaac. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012421/bk_adbl_012421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.