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The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity by Axton Betz-Hamilton

The summary of "The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity" caught my eye because identity theft is horrifying and fascinating to me. I want to know how these things happen? Who are the perpetrators? How do people rebuild their lives after they've had their identities stolen? I was really surprised that while I thought this book would be focused on the intricacies of financial accounts, creditors, etc., the author's personal story had me crying several times. By bravely sharing her story, Axton Betz-Hamilton shows that the so called "white collar crime" of identity theft is an often overlooked form of abuse that can utterly devastate a family.

Summary:
Axton Betz-Hamilton grew up in small-town Indiana in the early '90s. When she was 11 years old, her parents both had their identities stolen. Their credit ratings were ruined, and they were constantly fighting over money. This was before the age of the Internet…

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